Wedding photo of Artur Simko and Irena Braunova

Wedding photo of  Artur Simko and Irena Braunova
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  • Photo taken in:
    Nitra
    Year when photo was taken:
    1922
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
This is a wedding photo of my parents, Artur and Irena Simko, nee Braun. It was taken in Nitra. In 1922 my father Artur married my mother Irena, nee Braunova. How they met and where the marriage took place, that I don't know anything about. After their marriage, my father and mother moved to Topolcany. After Grandpa died, Grandma moved in with us, and became a matter-of-fact part of our family. At first my father made a living as a lawyer, but this profession didn't make him very much, as a barrister he want bankrupt. And mainly because others were charging fifty crowns an hour, and he charged ten. He was also an extremely fair person. Not very suited for the world as it was back then. Well, because he didn't succeed as a lawyer, he became a judge. They then transferred him in this job from place to place. When I was 3 years old we had to move from Topolcany to Nove Zamky. So as a three-year-old I moved to Nove Zamky. But after three years we again moved. This time to Nitra. They'd transferred my father there, and our entire family, including Grandma, had to move again. In Nitra my father worked as a judicial advisor. I don't remember much from Topolcany or Nove Zamky any more. But Nitra was my entire childhood. My mother liked to dress nicely and fashionably, and I've even got photos. My father was a judge and also dressed well.

Interview details

Interviewee: Otto Simko
Interviewer:
Zuzana Slobodnikova
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2006
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Irena Simkova
Year of birth:
1897
City of birth:
Nitra
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1953
City of death:
Bratislava
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Braunova
    Year of changing: 
    1923
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Artur Simko
Year of birth:
1892
City of birth:
Dolne Chlebany
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1976
City of death:
Bratislava
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Lawyer
after WW II:
Lawyer

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
1990s

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