Alexandr Fried's golden wedding anniversary

Alexandr Fried's golden wedding anniversary
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  • Photo taken in:
    Trebic
    Year when photo was taken:
    1925
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
This photograph was taken on 23rd May 1925. An unknown photographer immortalized my grandparents Fried on the occasion of their golden wedding anniversary. I can't remember anything of the details of their anniversary because I wasn't born yet. My grandparents on my father's side came from Trebic and were born in the 1850s. Grandpa was named Alexandr Fried. I don't remember Grandma's first or maiden name. I didn't get to know her at all. She died before I was born. They buried her in the local Jewish cemetery in 1929. My father's parents lived with us in one large house that was divided into two parts. One apartment in the house belonged to my grandparents. It had its own kitchen, dining room, bedroom and a maid's room. We lived in the second part, that is, my father, mother, sister and I, as well as my father's brother. We had a fairly large apartment with five rooms and a kitchen. One of the rooms was for the maid. We didn't have a balcony but a courtyard gallery where the bathrooms were, so things were much less convenient and comfortable than they are these days. Below the living quarters there was a store with hardware and household goods. There was also a scrap salvage business. Everything belonged to my grandfather and father. Another commercial space that was part of the building my father rented out to a certain lady. In it she opened a shop selling fruit and vegetables. The last room, which wasn't suitable for a store, was rented to Mr. Novotny, who opened up a barber shop in it. Electricity was installed in the house before I was born, and we had running water from 1933, up until which time water was brought in from public pumps. There's one charming family anecdote about my grandparents on my father's side: Grandpa brought Grandma to the local bar, where people were dancing the tango. As they were watching the dancers, Grandpa after a while asked Grandma how she liked it. And Grandma answered: 'Yes, it's nice, but that's something we used to do in bed.'

Interview details

Interviewee: Pavel Fried
Interviewer:
Martin Korcok
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2004
Brno, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Alexandr Fried
Decade of birth:
1850
City of birth:
Trebic
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1936
City of death:
Trebic
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant

Other Person

Fried
Decade of birth:
1850
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1929
City of death:
Trebic
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Schwarz
    Reason for changing: 
    Heirat

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