Matilda Cerge's class picture

Matilda Cerge's class picture
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  • Photo taken in:
    Belgrade
    Country name at time of photo:
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941
    Country name today:
    Serbia
Here I am with my school class. I mostly socialized with two Jewish girls. They are both pictured here. Muci Eskenazi is second from the right seated in the second row. She was killed during World War II. Mirjam Levi is seated on the left in the first row. She survived. I don?t know where she lives today. I am the first from left seated in the second row. The photo was taken in Belgrade in the 1930s. I started elementary school here on Kralja Petra Street. It was a public school. There were Jewish and non-Jewish children. It was mixed. There were some Jews in my class. I was friends with Muci Eskenazi and Mirjam Levi and a boy named Zak whose last name I don't remember. Zak liked me a lot and brought me flowers. We walked to school together and returned together. He lived across the street on Gospodar Jovanova. He would pick flowers, white field chamomile from the lawn, and give them to me. He was killed too. I shared a desk with a Serbian girl. Mirjam and Mucika sat in front of me. I was also friends with the Serbian girl but better friends with the other two. I don't remember any other friends from my childhood except Mirjam and Muci.

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
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Belgrade
Country name at time of birth:
Kingdom of Yugoslavia pre 1941
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
    Decade of changing: 
    1940
  • Previous family name: 
    Kalef
    Year of changing: 
    1948
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

Other Person

Mirjam Levi
Year of birth:
1929
City of birth:
Belgrade
Occupation
before WW II:
Student
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