Photo taken in:ThessalonikiYear when photo was taken:1945Country name at time of photo:GreeceCountry name today:Greece
This is a picture of my sisters Matilde Dzivre and Eda Saporta, taken just after the war. I had not yet returned to Greece so it must be in 1945. They were both staying in Athens at Ida Arouesti's and as they had one overcoat to share, one of them would obligatorily stay at home in order to allow the other to go out. This unique overcoat was also a present from Ida. They were also making shoes out of rope as they had absolutely no money. They used rope for the bottom part of their shoes and they bought a sack, which were normally filled with 50 kilos of sugar, and used it to make the upper part of the shoes. Those were very difficult times! Later Eda found a job at the Greek-British Chamber of Commerce while Matilde was unemployed. They were both passing the poorest period of their life.