Margit Kaufmann and Andor Moskovits

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  • Photo taken in:
    Carei
    Year when photo was taken:
    1935
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania (1920-1945)
    Country name today:
    Romania

This is my sister Manyi [Margit Kaufmann] with her future husband Bandi [Andor Moskovits], at their engagement. They celebrated their engagement in our house in Nagykaroly. They invited their friends and everyone brought flowers, you can see the baskets in the background.

Margit's marriage was an arranged one, she got married in September 1935. Her husband was a clerk at a saw-mill near Marosvasarhely, at Lunca Bradului. Back then it was something to be a clerk! He was originally from Tasnad. He had an elder sister who got married in Hungary to a Christian, Bubi Barany. As far as I remember they lived in Budapest, and had no children. Manyi's wedding also took place in accordance with the Jewish tradition, under a chuppah, just like Anna's wedding. The costs were covered by my uncles, again. Where would we find the money to bring together ten men? According to the Jewish religion, there have to be at least ten men, called a minyan, for the prayer, and also for the wedding. And these ten men had to be well-treated. Manyi and her husband didn't last together for very long. There was no argument, nothing, they just didn't love each other. Well, it had to be something that didn't work out. Then my sister returned to Nagykaroly and continued to work as a photographer.

Interview details

Interviewee: Klara Markus
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2004
Maramarossziget, Romania

KEY PERSON

Margit Kaufmann
Year of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Nagykároly
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Auschwitz
Died where:
Auschwitz
Occupation
before WW II:
Fényképész
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Kaufmann Margit
    Year of changing: 
    1935
    Reason for changing: 
    Házasság
  • Previous family name: 
    Moskovits Margit
    Reason for changing: 
    Válás

Other Person

Andor Moskovits
Year of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Tasnád
Occupation
before WW II:
Magántisztviselõ

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