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The MSC soccer team

This is a photo of the members of the MSC soccer team - the acronym came about from the name Maccabi. I don't know its entire name. The photo was taken on 2nd October 1919, before a game between MSC and PTE (Pozsonyi Torna Egyesulet, in Hungarian the Bratislava Athletic Union - Editor's note). Playing for Maccabi was Mozes Lowinger, the brother of my grandmother Jolana.

Mozes was a stonemason, and had a workshop on Venturska Street. He died during the Holocaust.

A studio photograph

This photo was taken on 5th October 1924, in a photo studio in Bratislava. From right to left, it shows my mother's sister, Irena Ehrenreichova, her husband, Alexander, and my mother, Helena F.

My mother's sister, Irena Ehrenreichova, lived in Sahy after getting married. She had two children, Stela and Richard. Except for her husband, they all died during the war. He remarried, and then died of a heart attack. His second wife emigrated to Israel.

At the beach

This photo was taken in the 1920s, and shows people on the beach in Bratislava. The beach, by the Danube River, was across from the Jewish cemetery, and was surrounded by poplars. There was this cove there, where people from the city used to go swimming. I can recognize three people in the photograph. Lying down right at the front, on the left, is my mother, Helena. In the top row, third from the left, is my mother's sister, Irena, and fifth from the left is another of her sisters, Roza.

At a masquerade ball

This photo shows my mother, Helena (right) and her sister Greta (left) at a masquerade ball. The photo was taken when my mother was young, around the beginning of the 1920s.

My mother's sister Greta lived with her husband, Perl, who was a typographer. They had two children, a son named Tibor, and a daughter, Olina. They lived on Dunajska [Danube] Street. They deported them all. My cousin Tibor was sent to Bergen-Belsen, where he luckily survived the war. My mother's sister Greta was also lucky, she survived the concentration camp.

In a park

This picture was taken in one of Bratislava's parks, sometime between 1934 to 1936. From right to left, it shows my mother, Helen F., me, Henrich, my grandmother, Jolana Schwartz, and my cousin Richard. Standing at the far right is my aunt, Irena Ehrenreichova.

My mother's sister Irena Ehrenreichova lived in Sahy after getting married. She had two children, Stela and Richard. Except for her husband, they all died during the war. He remarried, and then died of a heart attack. His second wife emigrated to Israel.

Bedrich Hecht's wife and son

This is a photograph of my wife Hedviga with our son Peter, from 1958 or 1959.

We have one son, he was born in 1955 and is named Peter. We brought him up in both Christian and Jewish tradition. But he doesn't observe either one. During Communist times, our son had problems because of my father being a landowner. It was hard for him to get into university. He graduated from medicine. He's got a son, Daniel, who's 23 and is studying medicine. We're proud of our son, he's a good and decent boy.

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