But somehow things Hungarian (including pre-WWI Slovakia) always seem to lead to Budapest sooner or later.
I wrote abit about Nana's mother's family a couple of weeks ago and today's story begins with her father's family.
I write you as unknown, but I'm sure you will understand why.However some decades ago my mother and her father made number of searchesto find their relatives their always failed to find anyone. So you canimagine the excitement of all the family when my sister found ourgrandfathers name on your site.... Since date, ort [sic] and name is the same, I think it should be my grandfather.I'm sure you worked really lot to collect and arrange all the informationpublished on your website, I admire your enthusiastic work.My grandfather is Alfred Rosenzweig b. 3 Jan 1891, Vágbesztercze SLOVAKIA(on that date the area belonged to Hungary). He is my mother's father.Alfred moved to Budapest in the 1920s, married M____ (my grandmother) anddied in Budapest in 1958. He had one daughter, my mother E_____, born in 1933. As difficult times came Alfred altered his surname (Rozenzweig) to R_____ that sound more Hungarian.I don't know how much information do you know about Alfred and his family,but happy to share with you if interested. Even more I made a very amateur
family tree as well.
If you have been following this blog over the weeks, you will recall that my grandmother's mother - that is Alfred's uncle's wife - was Regina Bauer from Kunszentmiklos. So it is entirely possible that it was the Bauers who were behind Alfred's Kunszentmiklos period.
My grandfather was deported to working camp during the war, he managed toescape, first went to Kunszentmiklos, where a family hid him until the warended, and than he could come back safe to his family in safe. Interestingto see on your list, that some of his cousins maybe lived Kunszentmiklos,even in that time. My mother do not remember of those relatives, but shethought it strange why Alfred went there from Kápolnásnyék lager, which isin another part of the country. So possibly those relatives helped him tosurvived the war, or someone else who was known trough those cousins.
As it happens, Regina Bauer's brother Sigmund died in Budapest in 1938 and his children had been born there. I would not be surprised if the two families knew each other, either in Budapest or in Kunszentmiklos.
As it happens, Sigmund's older son Istvan came to Israel after the war with his wife and three Budapest-born children. Istvan's elder son - who lives quite near me - was born in 1933, the same year as Alfred's daughter. This cousin has not been interested in contact from me since our original contact, but I suggested to my newfound third cousin that perhaps he would respond to someone whose family seems to have a shared Holocaust-era experience.
My grandmother would find all this highly implausible. All she knew was that "everyone is gone."