Avram Kalef as a young boy

Avram Kalef as a young boy
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  • Photo taken in:
    Belgrade
    Year when photo was taken:
    1903
    Country name at time of photo:
    Serbia, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Serbia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    S. Mojsilovic
This is Avram Kalef, my father, as a young boy. The photo was taken in the S. Mojsilovic studio in Belgrade in 1903. My father's mother Matilda was the pillar of our house. Imagine she was widowed when she was 25 with three children. Her husband Nisim Kalef died a banal death. He had a perforation to the caecum and died. My grandmother remained to struggle with the three kids. Then two sons died and only one remained, my father Avram. I don't know the names of the boys who died. My father was born in Belgrade in 1902. He was a wonderful child, went to gymnasium, spoke several languages and finished that academy for international trade. My father was a diabetic and had to pay a lot of attention to what he ate.

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
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