Photo taken in:BratislavaYear when photo was taken:1941Country name at time of photo:Independent State of Slovakia 1938-45Country name today:Slovakia
Thís is the last photograph of my mother, Margita Steinerova, nee Abrahamova, taken on 17th July 1941. I think this is one of very few documents preserved. I saw only one similar to this. The Jews had special obligatory identity cards. During the war the Jewish Center was on Kozia Street, in the house where Mrs. Alexandrova lives today. She looks terribly worried in this picture. My mother was very pretty, and they used to speak about her as the beauty of Bratislava. But in this picture her worries are already visible in her features. My mother died in Auschwitz in 1942. She filled in the mandatory Jewish identity card with her own handwriting; she had a very nice handwriting, inherited from her mother. I would like to donate that photograph to an institution, because I think it has historical value. I tried to make a copy of it, but the copy wasn't good. The yellow color of the card must be seen because I think it's symbolical; the photopaper simply must be yellow.