Katarina Lofflerova with her husband Ladislav and daughter Anna

Katarina Lofflerova with her husband Ladislav and daughter Anna
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1960
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1945-1989
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
This is a picture of me, my second husband, Ladislav Loffler, and my daughter Anna (nee Lofflerova). The photo was taken in Prague in 1960. The village where my second husband was born was called Studienka. It wasn't far from Malacky. He went to grammar school in Malacka, and then came to Bratislava; they came after World War I. His father had died in the meantime, he lived with his widowed mother and his older sister and brother-in-law. They were Jewish, but likewise not religious. He came here to the Academy of Commerce, he matriculated here in Bratislava. After that he was in Vienna for some one-year - they call it today a 'bakalar' [first university graduate level] in exporting. He came back, and then got a position at Schenker. It was the biggest forwarding agency in Europe. They had a few thousand employees all across Europe. They sent him to Prague, too. He stayed there for a while. When the Germans occupied Prague, he immediately returned, but in the meantime, here the Slovak State had been formed. He stayed in Bratislava and lived through the war here, too, with false papers. He was really handsome, with blond hair and blue eyes. His mother tongue was Slovakian. I was 38 when my daughter Anna was born. But I was able to live to have a granddaughter.

Interview details

Interviewee: Katarina Lofflerova
Interviewer:
Martin Korcok
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2004
Bratislava, Slovakia

KEY PERSON

Ladislav Loffler
Year of birth:
1909
City of birth:
Namestovo
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1979
City of death:
Bratislava
Country of death:
Slovakia
Occupation
before WW II:
Forwarding agent
after WW II:
Forwarding agent

Other Person

Anna Simkovicova
Year of birth:
1948
City of birth:
Budapest
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Occupation
after WW II:
Clerk

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation and others
Date of interview:
1990s

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