The Nagykoros pool

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  • Photo taken in:
    Nagykőrös
    Year when photo was taken:
    1935
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary (1920-1945)
    Country name today:
    Hungary
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Schillinger, Nagykoros
This is the pool at Nagykoros. It was headquarters for the kids, generally for Nagykoros middle class, because this was artesian water, it wasn?t so cold. There was large lawn, where we spent our lives as kids. I?m the only one here, sitting on a man's neck, Odon Alexander?s, my mother's cousin. This next to him, in the cap, is an acquaintence from Satoraljaujhely, who was half a family member, why they were there I don?t know. This man in the cap on the left side looks familiar, but I can?t who he is. Odi wrote this postcard to his mother, Mrs. Mano Alexander in Satoraljaujhely. My maternal grandfather had six true, and six step-siblings. I only remember three of the daughters? names: Hanna, Frida and Terez. Of the true siblings, there was Aunt Hanna, who married Mano Alexander, and they lived in Satoraljaujhely. They had a lot of children. There was Odon, Sandor ? whose wife's name I remember as Cora. We had a close, loving relationship with their family. You could say they were the most religious branch of the family. Most of my grandfather's siblings? children went to America in the 1920?s, so I don?t know too much about them. I know two of all sibling's children: Iren, and Erzsi both emigrated to America and put down roots. Most of my extended family moved abroad. On my mother's side, the Neufeld side, I had relatives in Satoraljaujhely. They were deported, just two of them survived, Elza and Odi [Odon]. Both were deported but came home. They didn't have an easy life. Eventually, they went to Israel after 1956, because there were anti-Jewish incidents there. They got scared and went away. Odi left for America, to his cousins, lived a rather modest life, I didn't have a rich American uncle. He then went back to Israel to die.

Interview details

Interviewee: Mariann Szamosi
Interviewer:
Klara Laszlo
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2004
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Mariann Szamosi
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
after WW II:
Departmental head/manager in socialist firms
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Rosenfeld
    Year of changing: 
    1938
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation
  • Previous family name: 
    Acs
    Year of changing: 
    1950
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Popa
    Year of changing: 
    1965
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage

Other Person

Odon Alexander
City of birth:
Satoraljaujhely
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II

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