Matilda Kalef with a tourist group in front of the Acropolis

Matilda Kalef with a tourist group in front of the Acropolis
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  • Photo taken in:
    Athens
    Year when photo was taken:
    1932
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

My grandmother, Matilda Kalef, is pictured here in front of the Acropolis with a tourist group. They were on their way to Palestine and stopped off in Athens first. On the top it says, "Trip to Palestine 1932 Athens Acropolis."

My grandmother traveled everywhere. She went to Israel and Egypt via Greece with a group. There was even a picture of her sitting on a camel. The Germans took that picture along with everything else we owned. That picture was on the wall in the house. The group she went with was comprised of Jews from Belgrade. She didn't intend to live in Palestine because Father was sick, immobile and dependent on other's help. I don't know if we had family there, if she had friends there, where she slept or if she brought back any souvenirs. When I look at that picture I start to laugh because I also love to travel; I am just like my grandmother - the same.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Matilda Kalef
Year of birth:
1876
City of birth:
Belgrade
Country name at time of birth:
Serbia
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Belgrade
Country of death:
Serbia
Died where:
Belgrade
Occupation
before WW II:
Shop owner
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Kalef
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