Leibis and Eveline Marcussohn

Leibis and Eveline Marcussohn
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  • Photo taken in:
    Bucharest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1911
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania
These are my parents, Leibis Marcussohn and Eveline Weisselberg at their engagement in 1911. I don't know where the photo was taken, probably in Bucharest. My father was born in Iasi, in 1888. He studied in Vienna, at the Commerce High School. He looked after us and loved us in a way that was more intelligent than my mother's, because he was more intelligent and more cultivated. He never scolded me and beating was definitely out of the question. He was a literature enthusiast, he could read German, and he had a German library. My father was an accountant and a tradesman. He wasn't a religious man. He had his own business - he sold welding devices and carbide -, but didn't actually owned a company. He worked with his brother-in-law, Filip Weisselberg, for a while, and, after he and my mother divorced [before World War II, in the 1930's], he bought a house in another neighborhood and continued his welding devices business. My father died in Bucharest, in the 1960's. My mother was born in Husi, in 1892. Her education consisted of some years of high school. She wasn't a religious person. She was a rather simple woman, and she spoke some French. My grandfather only sent the boys to college. One of them became a chemist, another one became a lawyer, and another one became an accountant; but the girls never got to college. Girls were despised. Men are the ones who lead. Even at the synagogue, women have to stay separated from the men. My mother was a housewife. She loved us as much as she could, looked after us, and fed us - we weren't picky when it came to food. She was a gentle woman. She got upset once in a while, but didn't beat us. Neither my brother nor I ever got beat by our parents. My mother made aliyah in the 1960's. My brother and other relatives were already living in Israel. She stayed in an old age home in Tel Aviv. I visited her there and, when I returned, I got the news of her death. She died after I had visited her. She was 89 when she passed away [in 1981].

Interview details

Interviewee: Gavril Marcuson
Interviewer:
Anca Ciuciu
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2004
Bucharest, Romania

KEY PERSON

Leibis Marcussohn
Year of birth:
1888
City of birth:
Iasi
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1960
City of death:
Bucharest
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
after WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper

Other Person

Eveline Marcussohn
Year of birth:
1892
City of birth:
Husi
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1981
City of death:
Tel Aviv
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Weisselberg
    Year of changing: 
    1912
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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