Photo taken in:BudapestYear when photo was taken:1896Country name at time of photo:Austria-Hungary, pre 1918Country name today:Hungary
This is my first husband Tibor Grosz as a little boy in 1896 in Budapest. We were always laughing on this photo because he looks like as a beautiful girl, by the way he was a beautiful man! Tibor was born in 1894, in Budapest. He was fourteen years my senior. We had no wedding at the synagogue. He was not non-religious, but he said that it was nobody's business what two people did. Once we went to the synagogue on Dohany Street at Yom Kippur. Even then I was disturbed by all the talking going on. I go there either to pray or to discuss things. I never felt like going. He was a chemical engineer. First he was in the leather factory. It went bankrupt. Then for a year he was unemployed and then he became the head of the laboratory of the Leipziger Spirit factory. We lived in Obuda. We had no phone, and after 11 at night there were no trams. Our guests had to walk to Budapest from there and everybody left at one or two o'clock in the morning, because they felt so good. In our flat we didn't talk about politics. Then came that particular Friday evening. We were leaving my mother-in-law's place and people were shouting that Vienna was under attack. With that, politics came. We moved to Katona Jozsef Street in 1938.