Photo taken in:BudapestYear when photo was taken:1917Country name at time of photo:HungaryCountry name today:Hungary
This is my sister. She was born in 1913, the year before I was. She went to school downtown in the Vaci street gymnasium, where she took her finals. Later she took a course where they learned how to make corsets. Before that she worked as a typist, and as she earned some money, we were able to move to Legrady Karoly Street, where we had a very pretty little flat that consisted of one room, a foyer, and small room for the house-maid. Sari later married. My first brother-in-law, Laci Reisenfeld, died during his forced labor service in 1944. He was born in 1902 and worked as a clerk for the Goldberger Works. When Sari came to know he had died, she wanted to kill herself. Then in 1944 she married a gentile, Laci Foldessy. She would not have been able to cope with the prospect of having another husband get killed. A daughter, Marika, was born to them, and the three of them fled to Holland in 1957, shortly after the 1956 revolution when the borders were open for some time. The borders had already been closed, but they managed to smuggle themselves out. They passed their flat on to someone at the Ministry of the Interior, so an eye was shut for them.