The Alter family in Luze

The Alter family in Luze
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  • Fénykép készítésének helye:
    Luze
    Fénykép készítésének éve:
    1903
    Ország neve a fénykép készültekor:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Ország neve ma::
    Czech Republic
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Atelier Alois Flídr Skutec
This is a photograph of my mother's family in Luze. Standing on the left is my mother's brother, my uncle Jiri Alter. Then also standing is my grandfather Max Alter, holding the little girl in a white dress, who is my auntie Marie Alterova. Sitting in the middle is my grandma Kamila Alterova, holding my mother, Helena, on her lap, then two boys standing - my mother's brothers Bedrich and Karel, who's on the far right. As my mother looks to be around two, my estimate is that the picture was taken sometime in 1903. My mother, Helena Polakova [née Alterova] was born in 1901. My mother was one of five children, her siblings were named: Jiri, Karel, Bedrich and Marie. My mother's oldest brother, Jiri Alter, was an astronomer. When Hitler came to Czechoslovakia, Uncle Jiri got an offer to go work at an observatory in England. He took the offer, and left with his family for safety. In England Uncle Jiri's daughter, my cousin Erika, wanted to join the Czechoslovak army, but as they didn't take women she joined the English one. She learned perfect English, so even native Englishmen couldn't understand why it said in her passport that she was a Czechoslovak citizen, they couldn't believe that she wasn't a native Englishwoman. Jiri's son, my cousin Bedrich, left for Palestine. Uncle Jiri's youngest son, Arnost, was arrested for illegal activities back when the transports weren't on yet, he was the first of the family to perish, even before we were deported. My mother's second brother, Karel Alter, was president of the Czech Council of Jewish Communities during the Protectorate, was a doctor of law and had two sons ? Bedrich and Pavel. Another of my mother's brothers, Bedrich Alter, fell during World War I. My mother's sister, Marie, married Karel Kraus from Caslav.

Interjú adatok

Interjúalany: Anna Mrazkova
Interjúkészítő neve:
Dagmar Greslova
Interjú készítésének hónapja:
December
Interjú készítésének éve:
2006
Prague, Cseh Köztársaság

Kulcsfigura

Max Alter
Születési év:
1860
Születési hely:
Jarosov
Ország neve a fénykép készültekor::
Ausztria
Halálozási év:
1930
Halálozási hely:
Luze
Meghalt:
before WW II
Foglalkozása
II. világháború előtt:
Businessman, Retail merchant

Másik személy

Kamila Alterova
Születési év:
1865
Születési hely:
Luze
Ország neve a fénykép készültekor::
Ausztria
Halálozási év:
1938
Halálozási hely:
Luze
Meghalt:
before WW II
Foglalkozása
II. világháború előtt:
Businessman, Retail merchant
  • Születési név: 
    Beranova
    Névváltoztatás oka: 
    Marriage

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
1900s

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