Laszlo and Agi Gaspar

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  • Photo taken in:
    Venice
    Country name at time of photo:
    Italy
    Country name today:
    Italy

The man in this picture is my husband's elder brother with his first wife, it was taken during their honeymoon in Venice in 1920-1921. My husband's brother was called Laszlo Gaspar, and his wife was Agi. I only heard about them, because he was 18 years older than my husband.

This is not one of my photos, I have it from my husband Andras Gaspar, Andris. He had more photos about his family than me. It is from an old album, he used to collect photos. We moved many times, but my husband used to say we should bring the photos with us to prevent them from being thrown away. There are many photos I don't know anything about, but I kept them anyway.

Andris' elder brother has not been deported, because he, for the sake of his wife, converted to Christianism and he wasn't taken away because he wore the white armband. [Editor's note: The white armband was worn by the Christians of Jewish origins, that is the ones who converted, and whom, according to the anti-Jewish laws in force were considered Jews. They have been deported to forced labor units for Christians. See also: forced labor. Andris was a late-born, his mother was 43 when she gave birth to him. He had an elder sister, who was 16 years older than him, and she didn't come home, neither. And none of his relatives, especially his mother. His father was a lawyer, but he died of heart-attack when Andris was in twelfth grade of high school, and he left them nothing. By then his bother was already working and he had to help out his mother, while Andris had to sustain himself: he gave lessons to the weaker students for money.

Interview details

Interviewee: Anna Eva Gaspar
Interviewer:
Zsolt Orban and Ildiko Molnar
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2005
Marosvasarhely, Romania

KEY PERSON

Laszlo Gaspar
Year of birth:
1903
City of birth:
Szilagysomlyo
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1958
City of death:
Oradea
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Chief accountant

Other Person

Agi Gaspar
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Auschwitz Birkenau
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Concentration camp

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