Rozsi and Sandor Schwarz

Rozsi and Sandor Schwarz
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  • Photo taken in:
    Eger
    Year when photo was taken:
    1928
    Country name at time of photo:
    Hungary
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Ronai Hajnal fenykepesz, Eger
This is my sister Rozsi Schwarz, nee Friedmann, with her first husband Sandor Schwarz. This is their wedding photo, taken in Eger on 1st July 1928. All my sisters finished the four classes of middle school. Rozsi was at home after finishing middle school and helped Mom. She made beautiful children's clothes, I have no idea where she learnt this, she just picked it up somewhere. She never learnt it professionally. Rozsi's husband was in forced labor somewhere and she was in Auschwitz. All the Jews in Eger were collected. The ghetto was simple, they said that it would be where the synagogue was, next to it there was a what-you-call-it, and they were collected there. I don't even know how it exactly happened in Eger. When Rozsi came back, we didn't question her because we felt sorry for her. Rozsi came back and they had notified us already that she was coming back and then she arrived in Eger in July 1945 and I went to meet her. I will never forget how I got hold of a car and put Rozsi in it. Rozsi worked for the Joint in Eger. The Joint set up offices in Eger, too, it had offices in many towns back then. And she was the boss. This was lucky for me because my son was small and she helped me. Later she got married again and stopped working. Her second husband, he was also called Schwarz, was a merchant in Eger and had a stall at the market-place. I don't know exactly what he traded with but I think they made a living from this. Rozsi's second husband wasn't a good man, at least he wasn't good to my sister.

Interview details

Interviewee: Panni Koltai
Interviewer:
Eszter Andor
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2003
Budapest, Hungary

KEY PERSON

Rozsi Schwarz
Year of birth:
1908
City of birth:
Eger
Country name at time of birth:
Hungary
Year of death:
1968
City of death:
Eger
Country of death:
Hungary
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Friedmann
    Year of changing: 
    1928
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Schwarz
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940s

Other Person

Sandor Schwarz
Year of death:
1944
Died where:
Place unknown
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