Bina Dekalo and her friend Berta

Bina Dekalo and her friend Berta
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  • Photo taken in:
    Lom
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1945
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
This is a photo of me and my friend Berta (on the left). It was taken in Lom in the 1930s. After my father Yosif Aroyo went bankrupt in Rousse, we were left with no money and we went to our brother Marco Aroyo in Lom, where he worked as a correspondent in French in the newly-opened branch of the General Bank. Without his help, I wouldn't have been able to finish my high-school education. He insisted that I should study, while I wanted to work and help my parents. I continued to study there in the local Bulgarian high school. There I had a music teacher, Motsev, who had formed a choir, in which I took part. He liked my singing and advised me to apply for the conservatory and study singing.

Interview details

Interviewee: Bina Dekalo
Interviewer:
Dimitar Bozhilov
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2003
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Bina Dekalo
Year of birth:
1915
City of birth:
Yambol
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
before WW II:
Retail clerk
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Aroyo
    Year of changing: 
    1952
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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