Lenka Koen

Lenka Koen
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  • Foto aufgenommen in:
    Belgrade
    Ländername:
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941
    Name des Landes heute:
    Serbia
This is my paternal grandmother's sister, Lenka Koen (nee Kalef). The photo was taken in Belgrade. My grandmother, Matilda Kalef, and her sister Lenka were very close. They saw each other often and visited one another. She was a housewife and I assume her husband was a merchant. They lived at 27 Gospodar Jovanovo Street on the corner of Kralja Petra Street, in a big apartment on the first floor. When we didn't have a piano we went to Lenka's house to play until we got our own at home. We got our own pianino maybe four or five years before the war. Then we played the piano at home. Lenka was married to Josip Koen and they had four children: Isak, Marko, Maci and Elica. They were all killed during the war. Her husband was taken away with Jakov Kalef and killed among the first of the adult Jews killed in Belgrade. Elica was transported from Belgrade with her new born baby. Since she knew she was going to die she threw her baby, Avram, out the train window, with the hope that someone would rescue the baby. I learned this story from my mother and she heard it from a survivor whose name my mother never told me.

Interview details

Interviewte(r): Matilda Cerge
Interviewt von:
Rachel Chanin Asiel
Monat des Interviews:
November
Jahr des Interviews:
2005
Belgrade, Serbia

HAUPTPERSON

Lenka Koen
Geburtsort:
Belgrade
Geburtsland:
Serbien
Todesjahr:
1941
Todesort:
Belgrade
Sterbeort (Land):
Serbien
Todesort:
Belgrade
Beruf
Vor dem 2. Weltkrieg:
Housewife
Familiennamen
  • Vorheriger Familienname: 
    Kalef
    Grund der Namensänderung: 
    Marriage

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