Kati Andai's maternal grandmother Berta Brichta and aunt Bella in Marienbad

Kati Andai's maternal grandmother Berta Brichta and aunt Bella in Marienbad
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  • Photo taken in:
    Marienbad
    Year when photo was taken:
    191213
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
My maternal grandmother (standing on the left) and Bella, my mother´s sister (sitting in front of her) in Marienbad. I don´t know who the others are. My mother's whole family lived in Oberland [today in Slovakia]. I don't know anything about them; nobody survived the war. My grandparents lived in Kassa [today: Kosice]. They were not orthodox (nobody was in the family), no, they weren't religious at all. I think their mother-tongue was German. My opinion is that they spoke German more easily than Hungarian. They talked to me in Hungarian, but not to my mother. Grandmother didn't work, she raised her three daughters, kept the house. When I was born they had a servant, and moreover she was always a Slovak, or as they used to say, a Tot. Later [in the '30s] they had no servant any more. Grandmother wasn't jolly, she was always timorous. She was afraid of everything, and she always saw the dark side. She couldn't really show her feelings; she probably loved me as a grandchild, but I didn't really feel that. She could cook splendidly, and the house was pristine all the time. I went there for the last time when I was 15 years old, never after that. My grandparents poisoned themselves in the ghetto of Kassa, so they were not [deported].

Interview details

Interviewee: Katalin Andai
Interviewer:
Dóra Sárdi, Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2001
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Berta Brichta
Decade of birth:
1870
City of birth:
somewhere in Upper Hungary
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Kassa
Died where:
Kassa
Occupation
before WW II:
housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Glazel
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Bella Levai
Year of birth:
189697
City of birth:
Kassa
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
City of death:
Budapest
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Brichta
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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