Viktor and Klára

Viktor Geiger's family

My maternal grandfather, Viktor Geiger, the author of this story, was born in 1902 in Teke, a village in Transylvania, today Teaca in Romania.

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He was the ninth out of ten children born to a Hungarian Catholic family.

Viktor's parents with their children and spouses.
Viktor on the left sitting on the ground at about 6 years old.

Viktor's ancestors

Viktor's family tree

Anna's parents were innkeepers in this city of Transylvania, today Cluj-Napoca in Romania.

Among Viktor's brothers and sisters:

Viktor married Maria Kosztaczky in 1928.

Viktor's descendants

The couple had two daughters, Gabriella and Marta.

Gabriella's descendants, eldest daughter of Viktor

Gabriella married Antal Balasko, an accountant, in 1948.

Antonia Balasko, Gabriella’s daughter, Viktor’s granddaughter, who translated his story, married André in 1973.


Photos of Viktor

      Viktor in 1972, in his garden.

Viktor in 1975.    


Viktor's handwriting

Viktor's handwriting
Extract from Viktor manuscript, page 244: : hát így történt ...
Well, this is what happened ...


Viktor's voice

Telephone conversation in March 1981
Viktor wishes "happy birthday" to her granddaughter, the book's translator


Video of Viktor

Viktor in February 1973


Viktor's grave

Viktor's grave
Viktor's grave in Satu Mare, Romania.

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