Az első világháború emlékezete a családi hagyományban
A family may cherish some typical information about a soldier´s life, which otherwise would not have survived. A ticket-inspector, Dániel Zsengellér (1889-1979), a corporal in the 38th Infantry Regiment of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy was seriously wounded in the war against Serbia on September 8th 1914. First it was presumed that he died but thanks to a series of lucky chance survived. The story of his survival, which he later told his family members several times, became a family legend. Even during the communist era, when the First World War had no official cult, the story was handed down by his descendants to the younger generations as a piece of oral history. The paper presents and analyzes the humble objects related to the story, which have also been kept - a battlefield diary, photographs, medals, rings, shells, military records.