1948 · postcard · Switzerland

The World according to Iza (18)

Time to post some new card from our mysterious and somewhat obese Iza. It is September 24, 1948, the War is over and she lives in Switzerland, has left her home country Holland. This card is particularly interesting as it mentions the company she works for: it is a factory making bandages for wounds. I… Continue reading The World according to Iza (18)

1933 · Netherlands · postcard · USA

The World according to Iza (15)

It is 1933, and our mysterious and somewhat obese Iza is 11 years old and is admitted to the University Hospital of Utrecht, Holland. I have 9 postcards in the hospital ranging from February 25 to May 12, 1933 , which means she may have stayed there for over 2.5 months. It must have been… Continue reading The World according to Iza (15)

1939 · Netherlands · postcard

The World according to Iza (14)

It is Monday, August 21, 1939. It is 20 degrees Celsius and in Utrecht Mr S. Levée writes a postcard to our mysterious and somewhat obese Iza. Iza is 17 years old and it seems she celebrated some graduation – we’re not sure what it was: He writes the following: “21.8.’39 Dear Iza. Your postcard… Continue reading The World according to Iza (14)

1937 · Netherlands · postcard

The World according to Iza (13)

It is 1937, Wednesday October 6 to be more precise, and Mr S. Levée writes his third card in this series to our mysterious and somewhat obese Iza. Iza is 15 years old and Mr Levée just celebrated his 59th birthday three days earlier. He is a Jewish teacher, and does not know yet he’ll… Continue reading The World according to Iza (13)

1936 · Netherlands · postcard

The World according to Iza (12)

Yesterday I posted the first card Mr S. Levée wrote to our mysterious and somewhat obese Iza in this series. In the meantime I also found more out about him – he was a Jewish teacher – died in 1958, aged 80. But before I explain that part later in this post, today’s postcard from… Continue reading The World according to Iza (12)

1936 · Netherlands · postcard

The World according to Iza (11)

An important day – I found the day of birth of our mysterious and somewhat obese Iza! September 24, 1922. This means she was 25 years old when she moved from The Netherlands to Switzerland (see previous posts). Today it is her 14th birthday, 1936 and she receives this card: The postcard is from Mr… Continue reading The World according to Iza (11)

1918 · postcard · postcrossing · USA

Riders of the Night (1918)

I received this intriguing postcard from France through Postcrossing. It is a capture of a still movie from 1918. The title is “Riders of the Night“. The movie was directed by John H. Collins and starred his wife Viola Dana. This is the movie poster – Dana looks really interesting, those eyes!   This is the plot of the… Continue reading Riders of the Night (1918)

1947 · Austria · Netherlands · postcard

The World according to Iza (10)

For those that follow this series: it is 1947 and our mysterious and somewhat obese Iza spends her summer holiday at home in Holland. She lives with family Gilomen in Switzerland the rest of the year, and this time they send her a postcard from their holiday in Austria. This is the first time I… Continue reading The World according to Iza (10)