The Fink grandparents with their grandson Harry Fink

The Fink grandparents with their grandson Harry Fink
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1932
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
In this picture you can see my grandparents on my father's side - Terezia Finkova and Hynek Fink. The little boy being held is me. The picture was probably taken in 1932 in Prague. I don't remember my grandfather; he died when I was two. I only remember that always when we went to visit, I would bring him a box of pipe tobacco. That's all I know about my grandpa. My grandma was a very kind lady. Her I remember very well. She was a proper grandmother. She treated her grandchildren well; she never favored one over the other. My aunt [Maria Vojtova, nee Finkova], with whom she lived, had one daughter [Viera] and when later Milan [son of Jaroslav Fink] was born, he was a cousin, we were all hers. In his youth my grandfather had been a farmer, so it's obvious how they made a living. They lived in Bernatice, and later, when he retired, they moved to Prague. Three of his sons and one daughter were already living in Prague, so they moved. They lived in the neighborhood of Nusle in an apartment building. From the whole apartment I only remember the front hall, because that's where all of my grandfather's pipes used to hang. My grandpa died in the year 1933, at that time he was definitely over 80 years old. I don't remember my grandfather much; I was very small when he died. When Grandpa died, my grandmother moved in with her youngest daughter [Maria Vojtova]. While my grandfather was alive, we used to go visit them about once a month. After he died we didn't go visit my grandmother as often, because they lived further away, in the Strasnice area of Prague, and those were the ends of the earth. We used to go there quite a bit less often.

Interview details

Interviewee: Harry Fink
Interviewer:
Barbora Pokreis
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2005
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Terezia Finkova
Decade of birth:
1860
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1943
Died where:
Terezin
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Mautnerova
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Hynek Fink
Decade of birth:
1850
City of birth:
Bernartice
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1933
City of death:
Prague
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Landowner

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