Vera Farkas’ first husband in a forced labor camp

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  • Year when photo was taken:
    1942
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungarian-occupied Subcarpatian Ruthenia,1938-1944
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

My first husband in forced labor.

[In 1943] the news spread that girls would be taken, but women would not. I had a sweetheart, and we got married quickly.

He was a Jewish boy, but we had only a civil wedding. He got a week furlough - he was in forced labor at the time - then he was taken away.

He was called Laszlo Schwartz, then he became Laszlo Solyom in 1949. He was born in 1921, and was from Pest. He learnt tailoring, but he couldn't get anywhere with it.

Then [after the war] he became a doctor. He had a fantastic head on his shoulders, he completed the university courses one year early, with excellent results. He was at the neurological clinic in Pest.

[After the war] my husband [Laszlo] and I didn't live together any more because we had divorced by then. That forced love disappeared and we divorced in 1945, I think.

Interview details

Interviewee: Gyorgyne Preisz
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Laszlo Solyom
Year of birth:
1921
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary
Year of death:
1966
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Joiner
after WW II:
Doctor
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Swartz
    Year of changing: 
    1949
    Reason for changing: 
    Magyarization
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

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