Jakov Kalef wearing a medal

Jakov Kalef wearing a medal
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  • Photo taken in:
    Belgrade
    Year when photo was taken:
    1929
    Country name at time of photo:
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941
    Country name today:
    Serbia

This is my granduncle Jakov Kalef wearing a medal. I don't know anything about the medal. The photo was taken in Belgrade in 1929.

My uncle and his sister, my grandmother Matilda Kalef, were partners in a store that sold ready-made men's clothing. It was a big store across the street from Albania, a well-known cafe-barroom, in the center of the city.

Granduncle Jakov was on the board of the Jewish community. He worked a lot, he was very involved. He was also a cantor in the synagogue. Granduncle was involved in Jewish communal life and he kept my father and grandmother informed about everything. Because we were like one family and he was the head of the family. In fact, Jakov and Grandmother were the heads.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Jakov Kalef
Decade of birth:
1870
City of birth:
Belgrade
Country name at time of birth:
Serbia
Year of death:
1941
Country of death:
Serbia
Died where:
Serbia
Occupation
before WW II:
Shop owner
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