Rebeca Gershon-Levi with fellow students

Rebeca Gershon-Levi with fellow students
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  • Photo taken in:
    Sofia
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria after 1944
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
On this picture you can see me with my colleagues from the Law Faculty of Sofia University sometime before our graduation. I am the second from left. I was great friends with the boy next to me, the one wearing glasses. He was nice and he wrote poetry. The photo was taken in the 1960s. I remember an incident at university. I had to pass an exam in philosophy, the so-called ?diamat? - dialectical materialism. My first husband, Miuntzer Blagoev Zahariev, had already been arrested and charged with conspiracy against the state. We had already separated and everybody knew how worried I was then. A friend of mine was a university colleague of the teacher in diamat. She had asked him to be more careful with me. I didn't go to the exam, but the teacher called my friend and told her that I had passed the exam. He had thought that I was another student. Later I took that exam without announcing who I was. All my colleagues respected me quite much because I had already gathered diplomatic experience abroad. I lived a very interesting life with my younger colleagues. We were good friends and used to get together very often.

Interview details

Interviewee: Rebeca Gershon-Levi
Interviewer:
Dimitar Bozhilov
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2002
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Rebeca Gershon-Levi
Year of birth:
1923
City of birth:
Plovdiv
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
after WW II:
Lawyer
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Gershon
    Year of changing: 
    1949
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
  • Previous family name: 
    Gershon-Zaharieva
    Year of changing: 
    1965
    Reason for changing: 
    Divorce
  • Previous family name: 
    Gershon
    Year of changing: 
    1974
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
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