Photo taken in:KrakowYear when photo was taken:1912Country name at time of photo:Austria-Hungary, pre 1918Country name today:Poland
This is a student's book of my uncle Izydor Minder, issued in Cracow in 1912.
Uncle Izydor was the husband of my mother's oldest sister, Aunt Zofia. She was the most wonderful person in the family, and basically she looked after the whole family. That was typical for larger Jewish families in Galicia: caring for relatives and for people from the surrounding community in general.
Zofia was terribly overworked and highly regarded as a tailor, because she'd been to these cloth-cutting academies in Prague. Even the wife of Beck, the minister, would stop off in Cracow to be measured up by Aunt Zofia on her way to Krynica. My aunt lived and had her studio at 3 Golebia Street. Later on she got married to Izydor Minder, a lawyer, Cracow Bund activist and eminent bibliophile. Zofia and Izydor had one son, Jerzy, three years older than me.