Sara Lazar

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  • Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary

This photo was taken in the 1920s. Here you can see my mother, Sara Lazar.

My mother’s maiden name was Sara Groszman; she was born in 1899 in Nagykallo, in Szabolcs county.

She finished elementary school, I think it had six grades back then.

My father was demanding, so our home was very strict.

I can tell you honestly that when my father was at home, we couldn’t breathe a word. When he left, well, then we had a good time.

My mother was a very good woman, she loved us very much. I was certainly more attached to her, and she was more attached to me.

She was an excellent mother, she loved me very much. What can I say? They raised us, they made men of us.

My mother didn’t speak Yiddish, they spoke in Hungarian, but my father talked with his parents in Yiddish.

My mother didn’t cover her hair, but she was religious as well, and we tried so hard to follow the kashrut, that in 1944, when one couldn’t find anything kosher, we preferred not to eat meat; instead, my mother cooked vegetarian food, as we observed our religion.

My mother kept a kosher household until my brother moved her to Bucharest in 1949, where she didn’t keep an entirely kosher home.

We weren’t very Orthodox, but we were religious and observed all the holidays. Jewish holidays start on the eve of the holiday.

Sabbath also starts on Friday evening, and the end of Sabbath is celebrated through a prayer.

On Friday evening the holiday started when my mother lit the Sabbath candles.

My mother lit four candles, because there were four of us in the family, then she recited the prayer, she blessed them.

Interview details

Interviewee: Gabor Lazar
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2005
Covasna, Romania

KEY PERSON

Sara Lazar
Year of birth:
1899
City of birth:
Nagykallo
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1955
City of death:
Bucharest
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housekeeper
after WW II:
Housekeeper
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Groszman
    Year of changing: 
    1924
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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