Pavle Sosberger with his mother and brother

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  • Photo taken in:
    Rákospalota
    Year when photo was taken:
    1926
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary

This photo was taken in 1926 in Rakospalota at my mothers parents. First from left is me, I was six years old. The woman in the photo is my mum, and the baby is my six month old brother Dodi. He got tuberculosis from the wet nurse. In Novi Sad nobady could cure him so we went to Hungary, where doctors succeeded to cure him and he stayed alive. 

My brother was called Adolf Armand Schosberger, Adolf after my grandfather, and Armand, my mother found, so it would not be only Adolf. We didn't call him Adolf nor Arman but Dodi or Dodika, even in school they called him by his nickname only now and then by his full name. He was born in 1926 in Novi Sad.

At least once a year we had to go to Budapest to our family. I remember, from my childhood, Seder at my grandmother Sidi in Rakospalota. Usually I went there with my mother and brother. My father didn't always come with us. It was big house with six or seven rooms. In one of them there was a big cabinet where all Pesah dishes were held. Of course these dishes were used only during Pesah. Seder was held in a big room; it was a big dinning room and the whole family would always gather there together. Grandfather guided the Seder. They hid afikoman as well so we the children would look after it everywhere in the house. We finished with the song Hadgaja (about a goat). Usually I would say Ma nistanah and my brother Dodika and my nephew Jancsika would look for afikoman.

Besides visiting family, Dodika, my mother and I went once together to the seaside to Crkvenica. No more we traveled together.

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Pavle Sosberger
Interviewer:
Dina Sosberger
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2003
Novi Sad, Serbia

KEY PERSON

Pavle Sosberger
Jewish name:
Sholem
Year of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
after WW II:
Manager
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Schosberger
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

Other Person

Adolf Armand Schosberger
Jewish name:
Abraham
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Novi Sad
Country name at time of birth:
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Novi Sad
Country of death:
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Died where:
Novi Sad

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