I am a first generation in Brazil from Polish parents that came in the 20s, very usual, very common, as some others went to the States, as I know, because almost part of the family went to New York, to Toronto, and so only my father and my mother came to Rio, and he was — my father was, I’d like to say that he was a very specialized craft — how you can say, worker in leather. He made feminine handbags and things like that. In fact before coming to Brazil, he went to Frankfurt to work, because Germany was — and Czechoslovakia. So, he used to tell me that — he didn’t tell me so many things, neither my mother, because came the war, and they suffered very much from that, because they had heard all that was happening, and they lost — all the family that was in Europe, was lost.1

  1. Basement, Feri Varga, Master
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