Wedding picture of Marie Ginzova and Otto Ginz

Wedding picture of Marie Ginzova and Otto Ginz
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  • Photo taken in:
    Prague
    Year when photo was taken:
    1927
    Country name at time of photo:
    Czechoslovakia, 1918-1938
    Country name today:
    Czech Republic
This is my parents' wedding photo. My father Otto Ginz used to have a moustache but he shaved it off when Hitler came to power. The picture was taken in 1927, and the wedding took place at the Old Town City Hall in Prague. My mother was born in Cibuz, near Hradec Kralove, in 1898. My mother grew up in the country and then in Hradec Kralove, where she went to a commerce-oriented high school and then worked as a secretary at an insurance company. She also took German and French at school. At home they spoke Czech. Our mother was much more open and approachable than our father. My mother had many interests, all sorts of intellectual ones, but she also used to go to gymnastics. My father was born in the year 1896 in Zdanice near Prague. As opposed to my mother, my father was a withdrawn and strict person, and didn't show his feelings, though I know that he liked my brother and me very much. His life's hobby was membership in the Esperanto movement, and during an international congress of this movement that took place in Prague he met my mother, who was also a passionate Esperantist. My mother would tell that when she saw my father, she thought that he was a Spaniard, because he was a little on the darker side. Because everyone spoke in Esperanto, you couldn't tell who was from where. But then, when they got to know each other more and spoke a bit, it came out that they were both Czechs. I don't think that my parents belonged to some political party, but by their opinions I judge that they were social democrats. They had many friends, mainly from Esperanto circles, but also from others, and they were always very cultured people.

Interview details

Interviewee: Chava Pressburger
Interviewer:
Martin Korcok
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2005
Prague, Czech Republic

KEY PERSON

Marie Ginzova
Year of birth:
1898
City of birth:
Cibuz
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1990
Country of death:
Israel
Occupation
before WW II:
Secretary
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Dolanska
    Year of changing: 
    1927
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Otto Ginz
Year of birth:
1896
City of birth:
Zdanice
Country name at time of birth:
Austria
Year of death:
1975
Country of death:
Israel
Occupation
before WW II:
Manager

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