Theresa Dulgov

Theresa Dulgov
Born 1944 in Budapest, Hungary Born during the last year of World War II, she was hidden in a convent in Budapest—but only after her mother agreed to the nuns’ demand that she be converted to Catholicism.


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Theresa, age 2
Theresa’s maternal relatives, the Gesheit family, in Budapest in the early 1900s. Only her mother and four of the children in the photograph survived the Holocaust. Theresa’s cousin Pista, who later helped them emigrate to the United States, was one of the survivors. He is the infant on the left.
Theresa’s maternal grandfather, Elgin Rod, in 1921. He was a lawyer in Prague.
Theresa’s mother, Eva, and grandmother, Gabriella Gesheit. Gabriella was killed at Auschwitz at the age of 48.
Theresa’s great-aunt Szeren was killed at Auschwitz.
Two of Theresa’s uncles and an aunt in Budapest in the 1920s. They were all killed in the Holocaust.
Theresa at 2 months old. Her mother sent this postcard photograph to Theresa’s father, but it was returned undelivered with the words, 'Not allowed. Against the law.'
The back of an undelivered postcard from 1944 with Theresa’s infant photo on the reverse side. It says, 'Dear Daddy, Because we didn’t have the opportunity to meet yet, I’m sending you this picture of me. I’m a very good little baby. My name is Theresa. Kisses.'
Theresa, age 2, with her parents.
Theresa’s father, Paul Maijzler, after the war. He survived the  Holocaust and then spent three years in prison under the socialist regime in Hungary for the crime of having been a landowner.
Theresa, age 6, and sister Gabriella, age 4, in 1950 in Eger, Hungary. The photo was taken shortly before their father was sent to prison.
Theresa, age 11, wearing a red scarf in her school photo. It was mandatory, to show solidarity with the socialist government in Hungary.
Theresa age 15, in the United States.
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