Gidon Aroyo

This is a photo of Gidon Aroyo, the son of my brother Lazar Aroyo. The photo was taken in 1946 in the Ma?abarot kibbutz on the occasion of his bar mitzvah.

Gidon went to school in the kibbutz. He started helping his father in the service station when he was very young. My brother Lazar Aroyo was in charge of repairs and maintenance of the cars and farming machines. He had learned that craft in Bulgaria in the school in Pazardjik, which was called 'HaTikvah' [Hebrew: Hope].