Pal and Jeno Antal

Pal and Jeno Antal
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
This is a picture of my father, Pal Antal (on the right) and his brother, Jeno Antal, at home in Budapest. The photo was taken sometime in the 1910s. My paternal grandfather's name was Jozsef Antal. I think he was a kind of trader. I?m sure he didn't have a shop here. He may have been an employee at some kind of company. Grandmother Ella Kohn was from Szekesfehervar. I think she might have met my grandfather there. My grandmother was a housewife. Two children were born: my father and his younger brother, and she raised them. I think he was two or three years younger than my father. He went to America in 1938. He was a violinist and he played in the Rock Quartet, which is said to have been a renowned quartet. He got married back when he was still at home, to Katalin Bant, daughter of Bant, who owned the bread factory, and they never had children. They wanted to bring us to the US. It was discussed back in 1941-42, but the Americans didn't want to let us in. Jeno Antal lived and worked up until the age of 80-82, then he died in America. Once he visited us here. My father Pal Antal was born in Budapest in 1898. First he was an internal specialist, and when they began to dismiss or displace Jewish doctors he learnt pathology, and he was a pathologist until he died.

Interview details

Interviewee: Maria Eva Feheri
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Pal Antal
Year of birth:
1898
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1960
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Doctor
after WW II:
Doctor

Other Person

Jeno Antal
Year of birth:
1902
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1990
City of death:
Washington
Country of death:
USA
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Musician
after WW II:
Musician

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