The wedding photo of Blanka Gallo’s sister Gitta Leimseder

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

This is the wedding photo of my sister Gitta Leimseder.

The wedding was in our house in Nyiregyhaza and the photo was made there, sometime in the 1930s.

Gitta was the eldest (child) She was born around 1910-11 in Nyiregyhaza. Both Gitta and Margit, my other sister, were often in dad's office, doing bookkeeping - my father was a tropical fruit dealer.

Gitta got married and lived in Derecske, then in Hajduszoboszlo and finally in Papa. (Her home) was completely kosher. She even wore a wig. She had three children.

Her husband was a leather merchant and did business in Debrecen. (His name) was Jeno Basch. (During the war) he paid to be in the mental ward of St John's hospital in order to avoid forced labor.

He played the lunatic but ate kosher, they got his food from some kosher restaurant. But during the last Purim he got his papers (to go).

My father knew enough about what went on that he told him not to think about playing mentally ill out there.

And it is typical of the family's closeness that in the final year (in 1944) Gitta, like Margit, came back with her children so that they could be with the parents. And they were all deported together - and Margit and her little daughter did not return, Gitta survived and died in Budapest in 1970.

Interview details

Interviewee: Blanka Gallo
Interviewer:
Dora Sardi and Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2002
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Gitta Basch
Year of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Nyiregyhaza
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1970
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife

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