Marta Pasternakova and family

Marta Pasternakova and family
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  • Photo taken in:
    Presov
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
This is one of the oldest photographs I have, taken in Presov in the 1920s. Sitting round the table are: my grandmother Helena Preisova, nee Romanova (second from left), my mother Marta Pasternakova, nee Preisova (first from left), my grandfather Eliezer Preis (second from right) and two unknown people, probably relatives, who, like my grandparents, didn't survive the Holocaust. My grandparents had three children: Katarina, Nely and my mother Marta. Sad memories are connected with the early 1940s. The eldest sister, Katarina, who lived in Kosino, which was part of Hungary then, came to visit her parents. They didn't know that this was to be their last encounter. My grandparents died in the Holocaust. They were deported in 1942 and perished in Auschwitz in 1945.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ivan Pasternak
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Marta Pasternakova
Year of birth:
1916
City of birth:
Eperjes
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1962
City of death:
Kosice
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Preisova
    Year of changing: 
    1940
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Preis
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation
    Decade of changing: 
    1920s

Other Person

Helena Preisova
Year of birth:
1891
City of birth:
Ungvar
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1945
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Died where:
Auschwitz
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
  • Previous family name: 
    Ilona Rotman
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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