In the yard of our house

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  • Photo taken in:
    Piestany
    Year when photo was taken:
    1937
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia

This is a photo of me, Ladislav Urban in the yard of our house in Piestany in 1937. Behind me is a small fenced-in chicken coop, where we had a few chickens. The building where we lived had been finished in 1842. I know this because a few years ago we found a cast-iron plaque walled-up there that said this. Our apartment was upstairs, and downstairs my father had his textile store. We always had running water as well as electricity. The building belonged to our family. The store is there to this day. We recently enlarge the building. We added another floor. Currently some of the space is being rented to the companies Allianz and Home Credit. During my youth, there was a warehouse behind my father's textile store, and then a tailor's shop, where Mr. Goldsteinova sewed; later she changed her name to Galova. Mrs. Goldsteinova sewed custom shirts and men's underwear. Her daughter graduated from medical school, and after the war worked as a doctor.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ladislav Urban
Month of interview:
February
, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Ladislav Urban
Jewish name:
Zigmunt
Year of birth:
1934
City of birth:
Piestany
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovak Republic
Occupation
after WW II:
Departmental head/manager in socialist firms

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