Margit Erdos on holiday in Siofok, near Lake Balaton

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  • Photo taken in:
    Siófok
    Year when photo was taken:
    1928
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Nagy Istvan fenykepesz, Siofok, Andrassy u.
On holiday at lake Balaton. We went through the Hungarian Post. My mother is standing in the back under the parasol, the woman on the right. My father was the deputy chief cashier in the control cash-desk of a large post office. This was a position of trust and great responsibility, because they dealt with very large amounts of money. As a worker at the post office, he was a government official with every benefit which that entailed. He got a photo identity card, we could travel gratis by train, we could receive something like twenty parcels a year, gratis. In those times the postal service had a private health-fund with private surgery, and it had a private hospital with very good doctors. And there was another interesting thing. Siofok started to be a health-resort at the time when I was ten years old, so this would have been in 1928. Only in the summer was there life in Siofok, so they decided to place a post office there during the summer, and three or life four reliable post-officers were sent there to manage this post office. It included free hotel accommodation, free meals, free beach ticket, plus their salary.

Interview details

Interviewee: Katalin Andai
Interviewer:
Dóra Sárdi, Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Margit Erdos
Year of birth:
1894
City of birth:
Kassa
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1957
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
housewife
after WW II:
housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Brichta
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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