Anna Danon's sister Ester Rubenova and her husband Mois Rubenov

Anna Danon's sister Ester Rubenova and her husband Mois Rubenov

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My sister and my brother-in-law, Ester Rubenova and Mois Rubenov, and Reni, my sister Klara's daughter. Klara and I are behind them. We are out for a walk in the Sofia streets around 1944/45. Mois is wearing a military uniform. After 9th September 1944 he graduated from a military school. The most difficult thing for us after the war was to find a house in Sofia. The one we lived in before the internment had been given to other people. Iosif Kamhi's family gave us a room on Vladaiska Street. We lived in that room for quite a long time. I graduated from high school in Sofia after the war. During the internment in Kiustendil I tried several times, but I wasn't allowed to study. In 1948 I began studying medicine and I graduated in 1953. First I worked in Krainitsi village. I wasn't married at that time. My husband was a soldier, as they took him after he had graduated law. For three-four years I worked in Pernik and after that in Sofia. I was a doctor until my retirement. During the last three years I worked at the Ministry of Health. I was responsible for the instruction of college medical specialists. Klara moved to Israel in 1948 because she didn't approve of the communist regime. We, under Ester's influence, stayed here to build up the new Bulgaria. At first we had difficulties in contacting our relatives in Israel, as it happened through letters. Now it is much easier via telephone, and we communicate almost every day.
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Anna Danon