Sultana and Marko Amar

Sultana and Marko Amar
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  • Photo taken in:
    Plovdiv
    Year when photo was taken:
    1926
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1945
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
This is my father's sister Sultana Amar, nee Benvinisti, with her future husband Marko Amar. The photo was taken in Plovdiv in 1926. They were together for a long time in Bulgaria and they even had a child, Aron, but her fiance left for the USA suddenly. Everybody thought that he had broken up with her, as she had lived with him for eight years. But one day a telegram arrived saying that he would wait for her at the New York airport. So my father's sister left for the USA in 1930. My aunt's farewell was impressive. I remember that my paternal grandmother lived in a small house, and she received congratulations there for finally managing to marry her daughter off. Aron was my age but I don't have any information about him. I remember that the street was full of carriages and people who had come to see Sultana off to the airport. The whole town of Plovdiv gathered for her departure. My father had gone to ask the richer Jews for financial support so that he could help his sister leave for the USA.

Interview details

Interviewee: Rebeca Assa
Interviewer:
Dimitar Bozhilov
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2002
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Sultana Amar
Year of birth:
1894
City of birth:
Plovdiv
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Country of death:
USA
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Benvinisti
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah
Date of interview:
2000

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