May 1st on Rybne Square in Bratislava

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  • Photo taken in:
    Bratislava
    Year when photo was taken:
    1946
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Slovakia

This photograph was taken on 1st May 1946, in Bratislava, on Rybne Square. In the photo I am the one on a bicycle.

I don't remember concretely this May 1st celebration. The second building on the right side that you can see in the photo is the Neolog synagogue on Rybne Square. The synagogue was later torn down.

After the war, a social group formed, where Jewish youth used to meet. We met each week for "tea", at the Carlton [Carlton: one of the oldest and most luxurious hotels in Slovakia - Editor's note]. We'd occupy the entire hall, buy ten raspberry sodas, dance, and then leave. There were both girls and boys there. That's where people got together. But I didn't last long in any relationship with a girl. I was mostly abroad, working.

Interview details

Interviewee: Henrich F.
Interviewer:
Martin Flekenstein
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2006
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Henrich F.
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Bratislava
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovakia 1918-38
Occupation
after WW II:
Departmental head/manager in socialist firms
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Fleischmann
    Reason for changing: 
    Hiding, Jewish
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

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