This photograph was taken at Lomnicky Peak, and shows Aunt Edita and my grandmother Anna Polakova.
This is me after the war in 1946 or 1947.
The way my life continued after the war was that my mother, who'd returned, lived with me. Aunt Cilke [Cecilia] had one son return [Tibor]; they lived together, and my other aunt [Gizela], who'd lost her husband and son also lived with them.
This is a photograph of our car in 1943.
This is a photograph of my mother from 1949.
My mother was born in 1893 in Preselany. My father was born in Svrbice. Both of them attended the high schools there. My mother had girls' school, and my father agricultural school. Their mother tongue was Slovak, as in Svrbice people didn't speak anything else but Slovak. They also spoke German and Hungarian. Like my grandparents, they also made a living by farming.
This photograph was taken between 1940 and 1942 in Muranska Lehota, and shows the members of the town council. My grandfather Eduard Engel is in the top row, second from the right.
My paternal grandfather, Eduard Engel, was born in Zavadka nad Hronom in 1874, but then settled in Muranska Lehota, and that's also where he died in 1944.
This photograph was taken around 1938 - 1939, in Kokava nad Rimavicou. My grandfather Markus Polak is third from the left, my mother, Klara Engelova, is standing on the left, first on the left is Aunt Melania, and standing beside her is my grandmother Anna Polakova.
My grandfather in Kokava had a store with various goods, mixed goods as it was called back then. Their standard of living was relatively bearable, decent for the times. They didn’t have problems making a living.
This is a photo of me with my family. From left to right are my brother Pavol Hecht, his wife, I and my wife. Standing beside her is my brother Pavol's mother-in-law. My mother is on the right. At bottom right are my niece, and my son Peter.