At home in Sisli.
The people in the photograph: My wife, my older son Saul at one year of age, my mother and myself.
My wife at home in Sisli, with my older son Saul.My wife, Ester Modiano, was born in Plovdiv, Bulgaria in 1927. She was born seven months old, and the doctors did not have much hope for her to live. Her maiden name is Yahni. As far as I remember, her mother was born in Haskoy, Istanbul.
A photograph taken at home in Sisli.
A photograph taken at home
The other people in the photograph: on the right, my father, in center, myself, on the left, my wife. Seated is my mother, my two nephews, Albert and Marsel
My father, Saul Modiano, was born in Salonika in 1887. He passed away in Istanbul in 1970. My mother, Ester Modiano [her maiden name is Kohen] was also born in Salonika in 1894, and passed away in Istanbul, in 1979. My parents are both buried at the Italian-Jewish Cemetery in Sisli, Istanbul.
It is a photograph taken after the wedding ceremony. The wedding took place in the Italian synagogue.The other people in the photograph: Starting on the right, my father, my mother, myself, my wife, my mother-in-law, an aunt of my wife, Suzan Kazes and her husband Alber Kazes, and the daughter of Suzan Kazes, Dolly Kazes, (today Dolly Levis), in front the little grooms and brides: on the right my nephew Albert Tabah, next to him, his sister Marsel Tabah and on the left the daughter of a relative of my wife’s, I do not remember the name.
This is our civil marriage ceremony. My wife is signing.
The other people in the photograph: on the left, Mr Vafopulos, who was one of the managers of my wife when she was working at the Odeon, as a witness. My witness cannot be seen in the photograph, it was Mr. Tahsin Gök .
During our engagement ceremony, among our friends.
The other people in the photograph: in front row, on the left Ovadya Filo, me in the center, on the right, Ezra Paipo, on the top row, on the left, my deceased sister-in-law Suzi Yahni, next to her, my wife, next to them ,three good friends, Sara Tovi, Rasel Adato, Luiz Filo, in the very back, our friends Roza Hason and her husband the deceased Alber Hason, next to him Silvyo Hazan, I am not sure who the bespectacled person is.
Our engagement ceremony in 1952.
The other people in the photograph: On the right, my mother-in-law, in front of her, myself, on the left, my father Saul Modiano, in front of him, my wife and in the center the Grand Rabbi of Turkey of the time, Rav Rafael Saban, putting our engagement rings on us.