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)