Dezső Irányi, or David, was born in 1908 in a small town in Northern Transylvania, but he spent his childhood in Bratislava. When he was a teenager, he moved with his parents to Cluj, where they have successfully integrated into high society. Over time, he started a family, married Viktória
Izsák and Sára Lusztig lived in Transylvania, then part of Hungary, in the first half of the 19th century. In that period, Jewish people were limited by the authorities to trades such as commerce, butchery, or the production of alcoholic beverages.