Mano and Dina Gertzovits

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  • Photo taken in:
    Maramarossziget
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary (1920-1945)
    Country name today:
    Hungary

This photo was taken before the World War II.

On the left side is my older sister, Dina Gertzovits [nee Walter], next to her is my brother-in-law, Mano Gertzovits.

The others are their friends, they took this photo in a ball. Maybe there was tombola too, that’s why they had numbers.

We had Jewish balls before the war [World War II] in Maramarossziget, at Purim and Chanukkah.

I was a lass, I didn't go to balls, but my sister did. People didn't dance Jewish dances in a Jewish ball, as there were many Christians too, not only Jews.

They danced tango, slow fox - it is a bit more shaking one, but still an even one, similar to the tango - and things of the kind.

My sister, Dina was born in 1920, when my mum didn't marry yet my dad, her name was Walter as my mum was a Walter.

Her husband was Mano Gertzovits, Mendel, who came back after the war [World War II], and got married again.

My sister left [was deported] with her two years old daughter, she didn't return.

Interview details

Interviewee: Golda Salamon
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2005
Maramarossziget, Romania

KEY PERSON

Dina Gertzovits
Year of birth:
1920
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Sighetu Marmatiei
Country name at time of birth:
Romania (1920-1945)
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Walter
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

Other Person

Mano Gertzovits
Jewish name:
Mendel

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