Gabor and Rozalia Lazar with a Japanese friend

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  • Photo taken in:
    Oradea
    Year when photo was taken:
    2003
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

This photo was taken in Nagyvarad in 2003, on the occasion of a Medical Esperanto Congress, which I participated in with my wife.

You can see me, Gabor Lazar on the right, next to me a Japanase friend of ours, on his left side my wife, Rozalia Lazar (nee Orban).

My main hobby is Esperanto. I’m a member of the Universal Esperanto Association, the Universala Esperanto Asocio, moreover I’m the Romanian representative of the Universal Medical Esperanto Association, whose headquarters are in Rotterdam.

The Medicina Internacia Revuo, the International Medical Journal is also issued in Rotterdam. I have a lot of articles published.

I was awarded a prize for this in 1984, founded by Hideo Shinoda, who is an extremely rich hospital owner; he established a foundation, and was the honorary president of the Universal Esperanto Association.

The prize consisted of a 250 gram pure silver medal and of 500 Dutch guilder.

For a while I was on the committee, which awarded this prize worldwide.

Now the awarding process is different, and they give a smaller medal, because the association’s financial situation has changed.

Every year there is an Esperanto world congress, where 3 to 5 thousand people who speak this language gather together.

The last one was in Lithuania in July, before that in China; the location always changes.

In 1978 I was in Varna at the Medical Esperanto Congress, in 2001 we were in Zagreb at the World Congress, and I also spoke in Eszek, at the Medical Congress.

The Medical Esperanto Congress is organized every second year. I go to that more regularly; last time it was held here in Romania, in Nagyvarad.

In 2006 a scientific medical conference was organized in Hodmezovasarhely, where I had three presentations.

In 2008 there will be a congress in Krakow, when we will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the UMEA, the Universal Medical Esperanto Association.

Interview details

Interviewee: Gabor Lazar
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2005
Covasna, Romania

KEY PERSON

Gabor Lazar
Jewish name:
Yide Arye
Year of birth:
1929
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Hajdunanas
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
after WW II:
Physician

Other Person

Rozalia Lazar
Year of birth:
1933
Decade of birth:
1930
City of birth:
Covasna
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Occupation
after WW II:
Clerk
  • Previous family name: 
    Orban
    Year of changing: 
    1958
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950

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