Anna Czitrom in the years of 1915

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  • Photo taken in:
    Sepsiszentgyorgy
    Year when photo was taken:
    1915
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Romania

This is my sister Anna Czitrom [nee Molnar], in 1915. I suppose they sent this photo as a picture postcard, the addressee is Mister Mano Marmorstein, my paternal grandfather.

The message on the postcard: "Dear grandmother and grandfather. I send you a photo of me, I’m 3 years and 1 month old. With love, Annus."

My sister, Annus was born in 1912. She finished primary school in Nagyborosnyo.

But in Nagyborosnyo the school had only six grades, and after that she finished four years of higher elementary school here in Sepsiszentgyorgy, in the Miko [Szekely Miko Colleague], and she stayed at grandma [Franciska Feder].

My sister got married in 1932, my brother-in-law is called Feri Citrom, Ferenc.

They lived in Brasso, then [after World War II] they asked for permit to go [to emigrate] to Israel. Everybody who wanted to go was allowed to leave.

And Jews were running from Romania. Just a very few stayed. Well, just Sepsiszentgyorgy had more than 300 Jewish inhabitants.

They gave [passports] to everybody, to Jews who wanted to leave forever, well, everything was left to them [to the Romanian state], each of them had a house, you couldn't find a Jew who didn't have one.

And on top of it all, it was a demand that it [the house] had to be renovated completely.

The Romanian state accepted the gift only if it was perfectly arranged, everything painted, doors and windows, the floor, everything.

Here my brother-in-law was a tradesman, but in Israel - since he didn't speak Hebrew - he was the aid of a butcher from Romania, he was carving the meat.

My sister died in February 1999 in Israel.

Interview details

Interviewee: Alice Kosa
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2005
Sepsiszentgyorgy, Romania

KEY PERSON

Anna Czitrom
Year of birth:
1912
Decade of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Nagyborosnyo
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary pre 1918
Year of death:
1999
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Journalist
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Molnar
    Year of changing: 
    1932
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930

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