Photo taken in:KokosovaCountry name at time of photo:Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938Country name today:Slovakia
In this photograph you can see my mother's private teacher. She's in the middle. The first on the left is my mother and the first on the right is her sister Hedviga. The picture was probably taken when they were already on the farm in Kokosova. I don't know who the other girls are. My mother was named Edith Kleinova, nee Weisz. She was born on 17th August 1911 in Vienna. I didn't get to know my mother very much; I was 12 years old when she died. My mother's Jewish name is Noemi. I'm named Ester. During the Yom Kippur prayer, we always used Ester bat Noemi, so Ester daughter of Noemi. I don't have it written down anywhere, but I remember it. My mother spoke Slovak, Hungarian and German. She didn't attend school, as she had a home tutor - Fräulein [German for 'governess']. I don't know if my mother had some sort of a trade. She didn't need it in a well-off family. Besides this, on the farm she learned how to work in the fields, with milk and so on. I know that after the war we had to make our own butter and also baked our own bread.