Martin Ratz in a sports team

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  • Photo taken in:
    Krakow
    Year when photo was taken:
    1938
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland

This is a picture of my husband, Martin Ratz, in a sports team; it was most likely a Maccabi team. My husband is the third from right standing. The photo was taken in Cracow in 1938.

I met my future husband, Martin Ratz, while at university in Lwow. There was a shop on the university grounds where you could buy drawing paper, ink and things like that and I continually met this handsome young guy in the dean's office, where you got vouchers for the learning material. Well, that handsome young guy was Martin and he became my boyfriend.

When my husband was in grammar school, his mother decided to send him to her sister in Vienna, probably because - but this is only my supposition - he had the chance of getting better final exams there than in Cracow. Martin moved to his aunt's in Vienna - she lived on Rechte Wienzeile - in 1937. In 1938, a year before his final exams, he was expelled from Austria for being a Polish Jew.

Interview details

Interviewee: Emilia Ratz
Interviewer:
Tanja Eckstein
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2004
Vienna, Austria

KEY PERSON

Martin Ratz
Year of birth:
1921
City of birth:
Vienna
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1989
City of death:
Vienna
Country of death:
Austria
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences

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