Vera Farkas with her cousins

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  • Photo taken in:
    Agard
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Country name today:
    Hungary

This is my cousin [my father’s brother Adolf’s daughter] and her husband and me in Agard.

My father bought a little weekend house there. It was a tiny house, one room, veranda, small kitchen. It was called a semi-detached hosue because there were two identical yellow houses. One was ours, the other belonged to uncle Imre [father’s brother]. They were in the same courtyard.

My cousin Anna Farkas’s [father] Adolf became a timber-merchant, too. In 1919 he also did something as an agricultural something-or-other during the Commune [The brief Communist regime in 1919].

They wanted to catch him, and he left for Vienna. Quite soon he lined his pocket, and became a wealthy merchant. His daughter went to an institute in Switzerland.

In 1938 when they came in [the Germans to Austria, at the Anschluss], he managed to come home with the last train. He came back home and the following day he rented an apartment somewhere in Budapest; he bought a typing machine, seated his daughter in front of it and the first thing he did was to announce:

"I have relocated my business to Budapest", and life began anew. And within one year he became really wealthy.

Anna was older than I. I must have been around 15 when she got married. She didn`t do anything, she didn’t work. Her husband was called Balazs Weisz, then he magyarized to Vitez.

He was a good-for-nothing. Whether he died or they divorced, I don’t know. She survived the war and came back and aunt Helen [father’s sister] saved the life of her son. She now lives in Israel.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Gyorgyne Preisz
Jewish name:
Debora
Year of birth:
1923
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Kallosemjen
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
before WW II:
Corset maker
after WW II:
Clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Farkas
    Year of changing: 
    1943
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940
  • Previous family name: 
    Swartz
    Year of changing: 
    1947
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940
  • Previous family name: 
    Gero
    Year of changing: 
    1957
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950

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