Obituary for Iacob Haller by Silvia Lazarovici

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This is an article written by Silvia Lazarovici in the memory of my husband, Iacob Haller, probably published in the local newspaper in Botosani.


The article was published in the column entitled "Cultural Personalities of Botosani," presenting my husband's activities in the educational and cultural life of the city of Botosani: for half a century, he was a teacher of natural sciences at the "A. T. Laurian" High School of Botosani, he lectured the cultural homes of the villages of Bucecea, Vladeni, Stefanesti, Sulita and others, he was the head of the 7 branches of the Cultural-Scientifical University as a rector - the more significant of which are: The "Mihai Eminescu" County Library, The Regional IT&C Catalogue Center, The Municipal House of Culture, The House of Youth.


My husband´s name was Iacob Haller, he was from Siret. He was 1 year older than me, he was born in 1914. He graduated the Faculty of Natural Sciences in Cernauti. At the time when I met my husband, his parents weren't alive anymore. They were 2 siblings: his sister and him. His sister's name was Rebeca. She lived with my mother after I got married. And she left to Israel afterwards. She didn't marry. 


My husband was recommended to me by David Kesler, my cousin in Dorohoi. My husband was a teacher in Dorohoi, and my cousin knew him well. We got married in 1946. My husband obtained a transfer from the high school in Dorohoi to the "A. T. Laurian" High School in Botosani, and it wasn't long before he became principal of the "A. T. Laurian" High School. He was principal for a few years. He wasn't a party member - nor was I. He taught biology. He was known to be a good teacher. He was on the board of examiners for the baccalaureate examination, he was a highly esteemed teacher. He worked at the "A. T. Laurian" High School until his retirement. He retired around 1972-1973. And he departed [died] in 1996 and that's that.

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Botosani, Romania


Iacob Haller
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