Mendel and Fanus Farkas

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  • Photo taken in:
    Turda
    Year when photo was taken:
    1918
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary, pre 1920
    Country name today:
    Romania

This picture was taken at the wedding feast of my parents, Mendel Farkas and Fanus Farkas, approximately in 1918, in Torda.

My father was born in 1889 in Jaravize, and age-wise he was somewhere in the middle among his siblings. I think Gero and two of his sisters were older than my father.
But I don't know exactly, because I didn't know them.

My father fought as a soldier in World War I, and after that he came home and got acquainted with my mother, but I don't know anything more about their situation.

My mother was probably the eldest among her siblings. She was born in 1893 in Torda. My mother had a good sense of humor. She was a very jolly person.

My mother told me that after she got married, and I don't know in what conditions, her husband couldn't take it anymore and they got divorced. This happened during World War I.

My parents met after my father demobilized from the army after World War I and came home, and they got married around 1918, because my elder sister was born in 1920.

My mother took care of and raised all their three children, my elder sister, me and my younger brother. She gave us everything she had. She had beautiful handwriting, not like mine, much more beautiful.
She finished only four grades of middle school.

Interview details

Interviewee: Jozsef Farkas
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
July – August
Year of interview:
2005
Des, Romania

KEY PERSON

Mendel Farkas
Year of birth:
1889
City of birth:
Jaravize
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1945
City of death:
Turda
Country of death:
Romania (1945-1989)
Died:
after WW II
Died where:
Turda
Occupation
before WW II:
Office clerk

Other Person

Fanus Farkas
Year of birth:
1893
City of birth:
Turda
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1966
City of death:
Kefar Sava
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Deutsch
    Year of changing: 
    1918
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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