Roza Anzhel, Tsivi Nusan and Ester Galvy

Roza Anzhel, Tsivi Nusan and Ester Galvy
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  • Photo taken in:
    Sofia
    Year when photo was taken:
    1948
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1944-1989
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria

This is me (on the left), Tsivi (in the middle) and Stela (Ester). We are on Lege Street. The photo was taken in Sofia in 1948. On the back of the photo there is neither a stamp of a photo shop nor any other inscription - a symbol or a dedication. At that time Tsivi - my sister-in-law, my brother Isak's wife, was still single.

My sister Ester or Stela Galvy, nee Varsano, was born in 1926 in Sofia. The fact that we were almost the same age made us very close because of the common problems we used to have. She was my first confidante who would often defend me in front of our mother. Stela finished the preliminary classes and the first, second and third grade at the Jewish school and the Jewish elementary school as well. After 9th September she started going to evening classes, but then she got married, the children came and she didn't complete her education. She worked as a seamstress. She got married in 1948 to my husband Leon Anzhel's friend, Aron Galvy. They have two daughters, Olga and Galya. At present Stela lives in Israel. She left twelve years ago, in 1994.

My brother Isak got married at an early age, in 1942 or 1943, to Tsivi Nusan, who had actually come to our house to live with him a year before their marriage. She was so much in love. While he was a student my brother used to sing in the Synagogue choir. He was religious. My parents had arranged his bar mitzvah. He had two children with Tsivi, Subby and Rout.

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

Ester Galvy
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Sofia
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
after WW II:
Seamstress
  • Previous family name: 
    Varsano
    Year of changing: 
    1948
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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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