Roza Anzhel

Roza Anzhel
  • Photo taken in:
    Year when photo was taken:
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria after 1989
    Country name today:

I, wearing glasses donated from England. The photo was taken in the club in the Jewish community center in Sofia. The year was 2000. This is what I look like at 80. There is an inscription on the back of the photo: 'November 2004'.

Frankly speaking, we have been quite active in the Jewish Cultural Center for seven years. If there hadn't been the things done by the rehabilitation center, maybe we wouldn't have been among the living now because there are only the two of us at home - Larry and me. Our children don't live with us and they are very busy, they go to work. It has never been so quiet in this house before and we were simply looking for something to fight over, to quarrel about little things. We were rather irritable. Our big walk was to go to the market place and back. Well, we attended the synagogue, too, but only on holidays. It's great that this rehabilitation center was created and we started going there - not because of the food, we don't even eat there now, but because of the people we meet and spend time with.

In 'Zdrave' club we do exercises, sing in the choir, you saw the photos, didn't you? We dance traditional dances in the dance classes. There is more diversity in our lives now. And no matter what the weather is - it may be freezing or boiling, we are always there.

Interview details

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


Roza Anzhel
Year of birth:
City of birth:
Country name at time of birth:
before WW II:
after WW II:
Telephone operator, chief controller at 'Voroshilov' Works
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Year of changing: 
    Reason for changing: 

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education (University of Southern California)
Date of interview:
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf03 mnesdcuix8