Albert Gershon and friends

Albert Gershon and friends
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  • Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1945
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
This is a picture that my father sent to my mother from some Black Sea port. He wanted to prove to her that he had made a journey in a boat in the sea. The picture must have been taken in the 1930s because my father wrote on the back that my mother and I should be careful that my brother, Haim Albert Gershon, who was born in 1929, didn't tear the photo. My father started to work as a traveling salesman in a chocolate factory in Sofia. He became close to the owner, who realized that my father was a talented and responsible person. My father used to travel around the country and he was in charge of the production disposal in the whole country. My father didn't have the time to be in contact with the Jews of Sofia. He traveled all the time and never stayed in town for a long time. He was a sociable person and had friends all over the country.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Albert Gershon
Year of birth:
1895
City of birth:
Plovdiv
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Year of death:
1988
City of death:
Bat Iam
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant
after WW II:
Manager

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