The family of Israel Menahem

The family of Israel Menahem
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  • Photo taken in:
    Pleven
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1945
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Photo studio ?Serafimov?, Pleven
This is the family of my father-in-law Israel Menahem. The photo was taken in the 1910s in Pleven after he came back from the Balkan War. The picture was taken on Purim and my mother-in-law Oro Menahem was dressed in a Jewish national costume called ?binbali?. My husband's older sister, Regina, is the first from the left, next to her is his younger sister, Rahel. My husband's father, Israel Menahem, was an important egg merchant - he exported production wholesale to Austria. He lived in the town of Pleven. There was such a concurrence of circumstances that he went bankrupt and died. His family moved to Sofia in 1935. They rented a lodging in the town and started to work.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ester Josifova
Interviewer:
Dimitar Bozhilov
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2002
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Israel Menahem
City of birth:
Pleven
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Year of death:
1930
City of death:
Pleven
Country of death:
Bulgaria
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant

Other Person

Oro Menahem
Decade of birth:
1870
City of birth:
Pleven
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Year of death:
1970
City of death:
Sofia
Country of death:
Bulgaria
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Menahem
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1900

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah
Date of interview:
2000

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