Matilda Cerge and her mother's family

Matilda Cerge and her mother's family
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  • Photo taken in:
    Belgrade
    Country name at time of photo:
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941
    Country name today:
    Serbia
This photo was taken at the christening of my maternal uncle Rudolf's daughter, Milenca, in Belgrade in the 1930s. Here is my father, Avram Kalef, on the left in the wheelchair. My sister, Breda Simonovic, is next to him and my mother, Dona Kalef, is in in the back row, first from left. Holding the baby is Minka, my mother's sister. Next to her is the baby's mother, Slavka, Rudolf's wife. In the back, to the right of my mother, is her brother Rudolf. And next to Rudolf is Minka's husband Karl. I think the priest's name was Rupert. I am the one in front of him. Minka lived in Ljubljana and came just for the christening. After the bombing of Belgrade my sister and I lived most of the time with my Uncle Rudolf and his family. I think that the house pictured here might be the house where he lived and where we stayed those months.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Matilda Cerge
Year of birth:
1929
City of birth:
Belgrade
Occupation
before WW II:
High school student
after WW II:
Dental technician
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Ograjensek
    Year of changing: 
    1941
    Reason for changing: 
    Assumed name during WWII
  • Previous family name: 
    Kalef
    Year of changing: 
    1948
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other 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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