Diploma of Iacob Haller for his merits as a teacher

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This is a diploma that my husband, Iacob Haller, received, together with a medal for his merits as a teacher. He was a very acknowledged and loved teacher in the entire city of Botosani.


The text of the diploma reads: 

"The Socialist Republic of Romania 


The State Council

by the Decree no. 480/1972


The Medal

"25 years since the proclamation of the Republic"

to comrade Iacob D. Haler

Teacher, "A.T. Laurian" High School, Botosani

County of  Botosani

For outstanding merits to the building of socialism

The President

of The State Council

N. Ceausescu"


My husband was from Siret. He was 1 year older than me, he was born in 1914. He graduated the Faculty of Natural Sciences in Cernauti. 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.



My husband spoke both Romanian and Yiddish, too. He wasn't very religious, moderate I'd say. He went to the synagogue very rarely. He did so on holidays. Especially when prayers for the dead were performed, he always attended the synagogue as well. He also wore the tefillin at home from time to time.

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Interviewee: Marim Haller
Emoke Major
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Botosani, Romania


Iacob Haller
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Austria-Hungary pre 1918
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