Roza and Leon Anzhel at their golden anniversary

Roza and Leon Anzhel at their golden anniversary
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  • Photo taken in:
    Sofia
    Year when photo was taken:
    1994
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria after 1989
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria

This is a photo of me and my husband Larry. To the left you can see our daughter Zhani (Yafa). We are standing in front of the apartment house where we have been living for nearly fifty years, in 'Zaharna Fabrika' quarter, Sofia. There is no inscription or dedication on the back of the photo, which was taken in 2004.

When our 50th anniversary - the golden anniversary - approached we decided to have a real wedding ritual. I was dressed like a bride, holding a wedding bouquet in my hand, and Larry was wearing a bow-tie. The car with which we went to Record restaurant, where the celebration took place, was decorated with balloons and flowers. Fifty years ago, when Larry and I got married, the situation wasn't right for an official ritual and because of that our children suggested, and we agreed, to do what we couldn't do in the past.

Interview details

Interviewee: Roza Anzhel
Interviewer:
Svetlana Avdala
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2006
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Roza Anzhel
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Sofia
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
before WW II:
Seamstress
after WW II:
Telephone operator, chief controller at 'Voroshilov' Works
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Varsano
    Year of changing: 
    1944
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Leon Anzhel
Year of birth:
1921
City of birth:
Yambol
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
before WW II:
Worker
after WW II:
Organizer at the trade unions, radio-technician

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education (University of Southern California)
Date of interview:
1998
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