The Klein children

The Klein children
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  • Year when photo was taken:
    1937
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
They are my sister Annus' children. This picture was either taken in Nyiregyhaza or in Vasarosnameny, in the garden. Tibor was the oldest, in this picture he might have been around 5-6 years old. Agnes, the next one was around 3, and Marti, Motyi, the youngest, was one and a half years old in the picture. They sent me this picture in 1937. The caption: Tibi [Tibor], Agi [Agnes], Motyi [Marta]. Tibi, when he was really small, spent the summer at our place once. He said, 'Grandpa, make me a coat, a man's coat with inside pockets.' Grandpa made him of course a coat with pockets inside. My mother always kept a couple of hens at home so that there would be fresh eggs. Agika [Agnes] is sitting on the left, she was a tiny, blonde doll with big black eyes and she had a lisp. Tibi told her: 'You know Agika I have a hen here at grandmother's and it always lays an egg for me.' Then Agi goes: 'Yes, but it laid one of the legs for me.' She had no idea what all this was for. They were charming, they were so beautiful and so small. Marti, Motyi is sitting in the middle. They were 2-3 years apart. Tibi was 12 years old when he was deported. Annus's children weren't only beautiful, but Tibor was so clever, that he sent puzzles to children's magazines at the age of 10. Annus, my other sister Frida, their children and my parents all died in Auschwitz.

Interview details

Interviewee: Magdolna Palmai
Interviewer:
Lehotzky Zsuzsanna
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2005
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Tibor Klein
Year of birth:
1932
City of birth:
Vasarosnameny
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Auschwitz

Other Person

Agnes Klein
Year of birth:
1933
City of birth:
Vasarosnameny
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Auschwitz

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