The family of Menahem Josifov

The family of Menahem Josifov

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This is a photo of my husband's family taken during a holiday near Pleven in the 1910s. I recognize my husband's father, Israel, who is the second sitting from the left, his wife Oro is next to him and my husband, Menahem, is on their left. My husband's father, Israel Menahem, was an important egg merchant - he exported production wholesale to Austria. He lived in the town of Pleven. There was such a concurrence of circumstances that he went bankrupt and died. His family moved to Sofia in 1935. They rented a lodging in the town and started to work. The Jewish choir was a meeting place for young Jews. My husband and I met each other in the choir of the synagogue where we both used to sing. I married him on 30th June 1945. Our marriage was one of the first civil marriages in Sofia. Our love lasted and we waited for several years for each other while we were interned from Sofia. My family was interned in Kjustendil and his in the town of Byala Slatina in North Bulgaria.
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Ester Josifova