H. Gizella

© Siniša Trifunović

Name: Gizella H.
Mother tongue: Hungarian
Occupation: Retired
My object: copper ashtray
My story about it:

My grandfather János Héhn was the coach of the Sombor wrestling team in the 1920s, and took his boys on a walking trip to Istanbul once. He brought me this copper ashtray from the trip, with an engravement of Hagia Sophia surrounded by mythical figures.
There are not many objects my grandfather has left behind, so this ashtray is very important to me. He was killed in the autumn of 1944, in Sombor. I don’t know where his remnants are now.