Suzana Hacker as a pupil in Jewish school

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  • Photo taken in:
    Szentes
    Year when photo was taken:
    1941
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary

Photo of my Jewish school classmates in Szentes, 1941.

For my early childhood, I returned to Szentes where we were taken when the raid occurred. My brother was captured, I remained there and I finished the first, second and third grade of elementary school. 

The fact that we spoke Hungarian and Serbian parallel in our house helped ease the situation.  I spoke Hungarian and I finished the first, second and third grade of elementary school. Since these were already the war years, as a child I went to Jewish school, because we were divided. That Jewish school did not have special grades, since it was a small place there were not a lot of us children. 

The teacher, who was also a Jew, had to know who to teach and what material to ask which students about. We were all  in one room, and it was for four grades. I learned to write Hungarian and grammar and I only continued with Serbian in school after the war, when I came back from the camp. 

In that school we learned to write and read Hebrew, all connected to Jewish history and customs and naturally general history and subjects. I was there until March 1944, when all the Jews, not only in Szentes but also in other places, where taken to the ghetto.  

Interview details

Interviewee: Suzana Petrovic
Interviewer:
Ida Labudovic
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2002
Novi Sad, Serbia

KEY PERSON

Suzana Petrovic
Jewish name:
Blumelle
Year of birth:
1935
City of birth:
Novi Sad
Country name at time of birth:
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Occupation
after WW II:
Professor
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Hacker
    Year of changing: 
    1960
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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