Photo taken in:SydneyYear when photo was taken:1956Country name at time of photo:AustraliaCountry name today:Australia
This picture was taken at my first marriage to Zsuzsi Kaufmann, after the wedding ceremony in Sydney in 1956. On the right are my wife's parents, Jozsef Kaufmann and his wife, on the left are my parents, Miklos and Iren Molnar. When we met, Zsuzsi was 18 years old, she was just going to graduate. When I married her she was 19 years old. Zsuzsi was born in Budapest in 1937 as Zsuzsa Hoffenreich. Her father died during forced labor. Zsuzsi and her mother Lili were hiding with fake papers. In 1946 they went to the west and met Jozsef Kaufmann at a Lager in Germany; he had returned from Auschwitz and in 1946 he also went there. From Germany they went on together to Paris, they got married there and Kaufmann adopted Zsuzsi. They lived there for two years. Kaufmann worked as a tailor and they went to Australia from France. Joska Kaufmann also had a garment factory, and he was in great competition with the Sveds. They made the same kind of clothes and they wanted to sell them to the same shops. The Sveds didn't approve of me going out with Kaufmann's daughter, so in the end I gave notice to them and I left. At that time we weren't engaged yet, but we were going to, we had been going out for about six months, so in the end I went to work for Kaufmann. At that time I had already had some experience in manufacturing men's garment, so at Kaufmann's I became the sales manager. I sold the entire capacity of the factory, I went from shop to shop like an agent. This went on for quite a long time, meanwhile I got married: in 1956 I married Zsuzsi. Also in 1956 my parents, Peter and Jancsi arrived in Australia. They were already there at my wedding.