Miklos Braun with his sister Klara Nauman and brother Ference Braun

Miklos Braun with his sister Klara Nauman and brother Ference Braun
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Kossak, Budapest, Nepligeti u.
Me with my sister Klara and my brother Ferenc. I got along well with my siblings despite the fact that there was a big age difference between us. I am ten years younger than they are and because of this, they were already going out and having fun when I was still learning to write. My sister Klari was born in Szeged in 1908. She got married when she was quite young, to a man from Fiume (also known as Rijeka), a Croatian city by the Adriatic Sea. Her husband, Francesco Nauman, was a merchant, descended from a rich merchant family. They had a large shop and I think they also owned the building it was in. They sold fancy leather goods, clothes and all kinds of accessories. They were quite religious. In 1943, when Germans occupied Italy, they were taken away along with their children. They were transported through Hungary in 1944, but we could not meet them. At the time I was not even at home anymore. We don?t know anything more about them. They were probably killed in Auschwitz, if they ever made it there at all. My brother, Ferenc, was born in Budapest in 1906. At the time my parents were living here, in Pest. He was a textile agent. He got married but didn't have any children. He married a woman older than he was, Vilma Goldner, who was born in 1900, but I think they got along well. He traveled quite a lot, he never liked to sit still. He continued to be a traveler even after the war so that he could be on the move all the time. He had chess partners in many parts of the country. He was a passionate chess player and had learned the various tactics from our father. He wrote poems too, and I think he also had a talent for that. After the war they lived in Zuglo. He often visited us, and he used to play with the children. He died at the ripe old age of 92, in 1998, after being a widower for a long time.

Interview details

Interviewee: Miklos Braun
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Miklos Braun
Year of birth:
1913
City of birth:
Szeged
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
before WW II:
Retail clerk
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Braun
    Year of changing: 
    1945
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

Other Person

Ferenc Braun
Year of birth:
1906
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1998
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant
after WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant
  • Previous family name: 
    Braun
    Year of changing: 
    1945
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

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