Regina Grinberg and the Jewish kindergarten in Shumen

Regina Grinberg and the Jewish kindergarten in Shumen
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  • Photo taken in:
    Shumen
    Year when photo was taken:
    1928
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1944
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
This is the Jewish kindergarten in Shumen. The photo was taken in the yard of the building. I stand second from left to right. I was four years old at the time, which would have been 1928. There was a private Jewish kindergarten in the Jewish neighborhood that I attended as a child. The Jewish municipality supported this kindergarten. I have vague memories of the elementary classes, but this period escapes me for the most part. At first the school also had junior high school grades, but when the number of Jews decreased these grades were eliminated. We did not study on Saturday because of the Jewish holiday or on Sunday because of the Bulgarian one. We were ten students in a class. We studied mostly three languages ? Ivrit, Bulgarian and French. Our teachers in Bulgarian class prepared us very well, and I did not have difficulties when I went to junior high school. My Bulgarian teacher was called Katya. Jewish women, whose names I cannot recall, taught us Ivrit. Later they left for Palestine. Our teacher in French was Adon [?Mr.? in Ivrit] Behar, who was paid not by the Jewish municipality, but by the Alliance Francaise.

Interview details

Interviewee: Regina Grinberg
Interviewer:
Zhanna Litinskaya
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2002
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Regina Grinberg
Year of birth:
1927
City of birth:
Kiev
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
after WW II:
Artist
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Farhi
    Year of changing: 
    1948
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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