Avram and Dona Kalef

Avram and Dona Kalef
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  • Photo taken in:
    Belgrade
    Year when photo was taken:
    1928
    Country name at time of photo:
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941
    Country name today:
    Serbia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    S. Pijada
This is a picture of my mother and father, Avram and Dona Kalef. The photo was taken in the S. Pijada studio in Belgrade. My mother was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 1909. Her name at birth was Antonija Ograjensek. Her mother died when she was very young and her siblings were scattered all around. When she was 18 or 19 she came to Belgrade to visit her sister who was living here. That is when she met my father. I don't know how my parents met. I never asked. My mother was very pretty and young and my father fell in love with her. She met him when she was about 20. They married very soon after they met. I don't know exactly when, maybe it was 1928.

Interview details

Interviewee: Matilda Cerge
Interviewer:
Rachel Chanin Asiel
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2005
Belgrade, Serbia

KEY PERSON

Avram Kalef
City of birth:
Belgrade
Country name at time of birth:
Serbia
City of death:
Belgrade
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Merchant

Other Person

Dona Kalef
Year of birth:
1909
City of birth:
Ljubljana
Country name at time of birth:
Slovenia
Year of death:
1990
City of death:
Belgrade
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Helped run family store
after WW II:
Saleswoman
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