Piroska Hamos with her sisters

Piroska Hamos with her sisters
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  • Photo taken in:
    Budapest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1928
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary
These are the three of us, my sister, Etel on the right, and our step sister, Magda on the left. The picture must have been taken in 1928 in Budapest, but I don't know for what occasion. We had really nice dresses, but they weren't made by Mom, but in the clothes salon. My step-mother's brother and his wife had a ladies' clothes salon, but it was an elegant outfitter's, not an off-the-peg store; so it was an elegant salon and they made it. But we did have to pay for it. My step-sister was called Magda Daimant, but she magyarised later. She became Maria Desi. She was a very interesting child. She was only obedient to her mother, and to nobody else. When Mom wasn't at home, she could be incredibly naughty and impertinent. Basically, we were on very good terms, though. Magda attended the same elementary and middle schools we did. She wasn't a good student and she didn't finish any other schooling after the four years of middle school, but she was a clever woman. She educated herself; she read a lot. I don't really know what she did before the war. They lived together, because my sister Etel used to live with my parents, and Magda lived there as well. They lived in several places in Budapest. The last flat was in Almassy Square. After the war, Magda worked as a clerk in the town hall, and later she also worked as a caretaker at resort by Lake Balaton. But in the end she worked in a cake shop, as a coffee-maid. I think she met her husband at one of those resorts. They married around the end of the 1950's. His name was Dr Imre Horvath, and he was five years her junior. He became a mental specialist, a psychiatrist. But basically Magda supported her husband and he had her to thank for the fact that he was able to finish medical school at all. He died in 1982 and Magda in 1984. They had no children.

Interview details

Interviewee: Piroska Hamos
Interviewer:
Eszter Andor, Dora Sardi
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2004
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Piroska Hamos
Year of birth:
1912
City of birth:
Balassagyarmat
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Departmental head/manager in socialist firms
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Schultz
    Year of changing: 
    1929
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Hahn
    Year of changing: 
    1934
    Reason for changing: 
    Assimilation

Other Person

Etel Schneller
Jewish name:
Sore
Year of birth:
1913
City of birth:
Ovar
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
2003
City of death:
Sidney
Country of death:
Australia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Office clerk
after WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
  • Previous family name: 
    Schultz
    Year of changing: 
    193435
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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