Eugenie and Haim Pardo's wedding

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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Thessaloniki
    Jahr:
    1928
    Ländername:
    Greece
    Name des Landes heute:
    Greece

This is a picture from my parents’ wedding. My parents were called Haim and Eugenie Pardo.

They had an arranged marriage in 1928 in the synagogue in Thessalonica.

My mother was born in Skopje in 1908 and moved to Thessalonica with her family sometime around 1912.

My mum, like her mum, went to a nuns' school, a 'l'ecole des soeurs' as they used to say, so she spoke French and Spanish and some Greek. Her Greek wasn't very good, but she managed.

My father was born in 1898 in Monastir. His mother tongue was Spanish. In addition to the German language, which he probably learnt at the German school he attended, he spoke French fluently and also Greek.

I don't know if he went to school for that, I think he learnt Greek by himself, but he spoke and wrote it very well. He was also very keen on learning, he was a philomath.

My father was tall and thin. He wasn't very talkative, but he was gentle and decisive. He was always helping different charity institutions.

I know he was a big patron of the Jewish institutions of Thessalonica, but I don't think he was ever a member of any political organization.

He was a self-made man; he came to Thessalonica from Monastir with his parents during World War I, probably around 1916-1918, and started working on his own.

I guess his father was sick because he started working and fighting for survival very early on.

He started off as an employee and then founded his own business, a commercial shop named 'Pardiko,' on 28 Tsimiski Street.

It was an electrical shop that sold electrical appliances and items, wires, leads etc, and even bathrooms and sanitary ware.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Lily Arouch
Interviewt von:
Annita Mordechai
Monat des Interviews:
November
Jahr des Interviews:
2005
Athens, Greece

HAUPTPERSON

Haim Pardo
Geburtsjahr:
1898
Geburtsort:
Monastir
Todesjahr:
1976
Todesort:
Athens
Sterbeort (Land):
Griechenland
Gestorben:
after WW II
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Owner of electrical appliances store
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Owner of electrical appliances store

Andere Person

Eugenie Pardo
Geburtsjahr:
1908
Geburtsort:
Skopje
Todesjahr:
1973
Todesort:
Athens
Sterbeort (Land):
Greece
Gestorben:
after WW II
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Housewife
nach dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Housewife
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Beraha
    Jahr der Namensänderung: 
    1928
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Marriage

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