Zlatica Gubitschova

Zlatica Gubitschova
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prievidza
    Year when photo was taken:
    1938
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Adolf Kramer
This is a photo of my mother, Zlatica Gubitschova. The photo was taken in 1938 in Prievidza. It was taken by the Jewish photographer Adolf Kramer. My mother was from Banska Bystrica, from the Fried family. My mother finished a two-year mercantile academy in Banska Bystrica, and then worked in a distillery, likely as a clerk. I don't know how she and my father met. I do know that there was a very large age difference between them. As my mother had never been anywhere else besides Mezibrod and Banska Bystrica, they probably met through a matchmaker, which back then was nothing unusual. Even despite the 19-year age difference, it was a nice marriage. I don't remember there being any conflicts in our family, really just a nice childhood. My mother was very pleasant, very educated, a faithful wife. She took exemplary care of us. She had no interests other than the family. She helped Father in the store and negotiated with suppliers. A sales representative would come, I remember Mr. Klapac from Prague, who would bring two large crates with samples. My mother picked out and ordered goods. She took care of all the administrative work in the store. Our mother continued living in Prievidza after the war; in 1946 her health was already very poor and in June she died. We buried her in Prievidza at the Jewish cemetery, which unfortunately has since been destroyed. She was buried by someone from the Prievidza religious community, because after the war the Jewish community was renewed. About forty of us returned, but then everyone moved to Palestine.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ota Gubic
Interviewer:
Barbora Pokreis
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2005
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Zlatica Gubitschova
Year of birth:
1893
City of birth:
Medzibrod
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1946
City of death:
Prievidza
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Friedova
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1910

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