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Silviu Basch as a boy

This is a photograph of my brother, Silviu. I forgot to ask my sister Grete about this picture.

The little horse belonged to the photographer. I see that the photograph was taken outside because it was winter and there was a lot of snow.

My maiden name is Eveline Basch, I was born in December 1932, and my married name is Ciocoiu. I had a brother, Silviu, who was older than me, he being the firstborn, in 1929.

I also have a sister, Grete, who was born in December 1936 and has been living in Israel since 1970.

The Basch girls with their mother Etty Basch

I have this photograph since I was a child: Grete, me, and mother. I am the one on the right of the photograph, while Grete is on the left.

Our mother is between the two of us. It doesn't say on the back of the photograph the year when it was taken, but Grete must have been 4, while I must have been almost 8.

We were born on the same month, in December, but 4 years apart.

My maiden name is Eveline Basch, I was born in December 1932, and my married name is Ciocoiu.

The beautiful Etty Basch

This is a photograph of my mother, who was a beautiful woman. I was already born then, and I believe the photograph was taken in 1934. My mother resembled Elizabeth Taylor.

Back then, people didn't have photographs taken very often. Family photographs were rather rare, individual ones were more common and were taken on certain dates, for special occasions.

The photograph was taken at Gheorghiu French photo cabinet Braila.

The former Jewish alley

The street where Mr. Silo Oberman lives, this is his house, and next to it is the Jewish Community in Braila and the Choral Temple.

We lived on Sfantu Petru St., or Petru Maior as it is called nowadays. Formerly, its name was 'The Jewish Street,' because many Jews lived on that street back then.

This is where Mr. Silo Oberman lives [Ed. note: Centropa made interview with Mr. Oberman too.], and next to his house there is the Jewish Community in Braila and the Choral Temple.

Eveline Ciocoiu at home

This is a photograph of me, Eveline Ciocoiu, taken in my apartment on 30th June 2006.

My maiden name is Eveline Basch, I was born in December 1932, and my married name is Ciocoiu. I was a student in Cluj.

My student years were beautiful in the sense that I was young, but I was in dire straits in those days because I didn't receive accommodation in the students' hostel. I lived in a very wretched room.

At the gravestone of Moise Basch

This is a photograph taken at my father's grave, Basch Moise, in the Jewish cemetery in Braila.

My mother is standing next to the tombstone, on the right, while my sister-in-law Mioara is to the left of it and my brother Silviu is standing next to her.

I am somewhere on the right, to a side, I'm partially visible, and three of my mother's friends can be seen between my mother and me. I think that the man standing next to my brother is the one who performed the blessing ceremony.

Eveline Ciocoiu as a child

This is a photograph of me as a small child; I was scared of something. I was 3 at the time.

This photograph was taken in a photo studio, at Gheorghiu photo cabinet, I believe, which was located on Galati St., near downtown; there is a library there nowadays.

My maiden name is Eveline Basch, I was born in December 1932, and my married name is Ciocoiu.

I had a brother, Silviu, who was older than me, he being the firstborn, in 1929. I also have a sister, Grete, who was born in December 1936 and has been living in Israel since 1970.

At the gravestone of grandmother Sofia Braunstein

This is a photograph about my grandmother, Sofia Braunstein, who died in 1956.

This is my mother right here (the 5th person from the right), my sister who in now living in Israel is standing next to her (on the right), followed by my father.

My sister-in-law, which is to say the wife of my brother Silviu, is standing next to my father, and this is me (the first person from the right).

My brother Silviu is standing behind my mother. My mother's sister, Tily Iancu, is standing behind the tombstone.

Eveline Ciocoiu

Braila, Romania

Ciocoiu Eveline
City: Braila
Country: Romania
Interviewer: Roxana Onica
Date of interview: February - July, 2004

Ciocoiu Eveline is an elegant woman whose former dark hair is now starting to grow a little white, while the features of her face bespeak determination, resolve, a fact that doesn’t give away her real age, as she looks much younger than she is, despite her being a grandmother.

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