Juraj Fischer as a child

Juraj Fischer as a child
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  • Photo taken in:
    Lucenec
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Slovakia
This is a photo of my husband, Juraj Fischer, when he was still a child. It was taken in Lucenec sometime during the 1930s. My husband was from Lucenec, from a prominent Jewish family. They owned a wholesale business that sold steel, paints, stoves and gasoline. His parents were named Gyula Fischer and Sara Fischer, née Sacher. Sara died very young, when my husband was still a small child. My husband had another two brothers; Zigmund and Juraj. One of the brothers, who was a lawyer, had his little daughter die on him. He lost his mind as a result. He used to go to her grave every Sunday. Once the Nyilasites caught him. They said to him that they were going to take him in. He answered them: ?Don?t take me in yet, I don?t have an umbrella! I?ll go home for an umbrella, and I?ll return, on my honor.? He returned.

Interview details

Interviewee: Viola Rozalia Fischerova
Interviewer:
Barbora Pokreis
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2007
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Juraj Fischer
Year of birth:
1921
City of birth:
Lucenec
Year of death:
2007
City of death:
Bratislava
Country of death:
Slovakia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant
after WW II:
Manual laborer

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education (University of Southern California)
Date of interview:
1990s

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