Monday, January 22, 2018

Adios, Tommy

Tommy Marjos stopped writing in his facebook page and his firstborn son Andres put a black ribbon in his and his granddaughter Carolina wrote a poem that she wished had been closer to him, all suggesting that he is dead. We arrived at the same time to Argentina, in 1956, his father died soon after and he was brought up by his Jewish mother. He married a German girl, had three kids then divorced because she was cheating on him with his best friend. He moved to Comodoro Rivadavia in South Argentina, married a criolla and had more kids ("Hay que poblar la Patagonia!") and ended his life quite content. The pic is recent, it is his daughter's fifteenth birthday or her election as Miss Comodoro. His best times were during the Chile-Argentina War, when he worked for the Army intelligence as photographer. He emphasized his ethnic Hungarian roots and hid his Jewish origin, it was healthier in the environment he lived and worked; only lately he started to comment about Jews in a less antisemitic tone. Adios, Tommy.

Saturday, January 20, 2018