The graduation ball of Yanita Puncheva

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  • Photo taken in:
    Vidin
    Year when photo was taken:
    1990
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, after 1989
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria

The photo shows our two grandchildren - Lyubomir (1970) and Yanita (1973) Punchevi, who are siblings The photo was taken in 1990 in Yanita's home in Vidin, hours before her graduation ball, to which she was accompanied by her brother. They are children of my older daughter Streya Puncheva (nee Alhalel). The sad thing is that two days after that graduation ball their father Ignat Punchev died suddenly.

I have two children, whom I love very much. The elder one, Streya, was born in 1949 in Vidin [port city on the right bank of the Danube in Bulgaria, 220 km. away from Sofia]. She graduated the chemical technical school in Vidin. She has been working as a chemist in the local meat processing plant for a number of years. My younger daughter Sheli was born in 1954 and is a construction engineer. Unfortunately, she does not have children.

My grandson Lyubomir, who is director of Bulbank in Sofia, also has children. They are Konstantin Punchev and Mihaela Puncheva. Yanita now lives in a kibbutz. She has a daughter Viara (nee Slavcheva, but I cannot remember her new family name). She has a family in northern Israel (I do not remember the name of their kibbutz).

Interview details

Interviewee: Gitli Alhalel
Interviewer:
Patricia Nikolova
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2006
Vidin, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Yanita Slavcheva
Year of birth:
1973
City of birth:
Vidin
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
after WW II:
Skilled self-employed
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Puncheva
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1990s

Other Person

Lyubomir Punchev
Year of birth:
1970
City of birth:
Vidin
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
after WW II:
Bank director

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