Yvonne Capuano-Molho and her family on a walk around the White Tower

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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Thessaloniki
    Jahr:
    1935
    Ländername:
    Greece
    Name des Landes heute:
    Greece

Every Saturday morning, my family went out for a walk.

This picture was taken in the park of the White Tower in Thessaloniki in 1935. First from right is my grandmother Bienvenida Moshe, nee Florentin.

To her left that’s me and next to me is Dolly Florentin and her mother Esterina, who was married to Jacob Florentin, my grandmother’s brother.

First from left is my mother, Erietta Molho, nee Moshe.

My grandmother always dressed elegantly. She wore European clothes as my grandfather. She was very coquette and fatty as was in fashion at the time.

Her dresses were all embroidered and her hats had feathers. My grandfather was wearing a bow-tie and later he walked with a walking-stick.

All my family wore European clothes as they were rather progressive.

The only person I remember wearing traditional clothes when she left the house was the mother-in-law of the brother of my grandmother, who was visiting wearing a Kofya, a traditional headgear for Jewish women, which was all knitted with pearls.

What my mother told me is that when she was young every Passover, Pesach, and every New Year’s Eve, Rosh Hashanah, my grandfather bought for each of the kids a fez [7].

Thessaloniki was the last city to be liberated from the Turks in 1913. When I see on television the recent Turkish series’ and when I visit Turkey I hear many Turkish words that I am familiar with.

Words I heard from my grandfather and my father because they lived in the Ottoman Empire.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Yvonne Capuano-Molho
Interviewt von:
Vivianne Karagouni
Monat des Interviews:
May
Jahr des Interviews:
2006
Athens, Griechenland

HAUPTPERSON

Yvonne Capuano-Molho
Geburtsjahr:
1926
Geburtsort:
Thessaloniki
Geburtsland:
Griechenland
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
University student
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Doctor
Familiennamen
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Molho
    Jahr der Namensänderung: 
    1954
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Marriage

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Ebenfalls interviewt von:
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

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