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Memories of the Great War

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Memories of the Great War

In WWI, sons of Jewish families also joined the forces. Photos depicting Lajos Munk and Ernő Munkácsi, dressed in military uniforms, have been treasured in the family album. The larger family lost six men in the fight for “the homeland and the king”. Others returned wounded, with permanent disabilities.  Dezső Rosineger, husband of Róza Munk, received one of the highest decorations, the bronze medal of valor. A badge kept safely together with other memorabilia of the family was a patriotic gift from the hinterland. The National Military Aid Board organized a fundraiser in 1917 to provide support for widows and orphans of fallen soldiers. According to the diagram on the cover letter, the badge was to be affixed on the doorposts of shops and homes to promote the “noble virtue of giving”.