This is a photo taken in Israel, in Tel Aviv, in 2000 or 2001. It is in my son’s, Marius Gora Moldovan’s house, and you can see his wife, Liliana Gora Moldovan, nee Davidovici, teaching her elder daughter, Slivia, how to light the candles for Channukah. I wasn’t there on that occasion, but they always send me copies of all the photos they take. I usually go there on Pesach, but I know that they eat a lot of doughnuts in Israel for Channukah. They celebrate the holidays at home, with family and friends: my son has two families with whom he gets along very well, and they always have a festive dinner in one of their houses.
Marius left for Israel in 1988, but he had to wait rather long before his file was approved. It was a period when a lot of Jews from Brasov were able to go: Jacques Friedel's son [Edward Friedel], the former president of the Jewish community, [Milu] Leibovici, and so on. I don't know why, but all who were about to leave had to go to the police headquarters rather often, and answer: 'Present!'. But many of them were at work during those hours, so I asked from the community for a list with the people who had to be there, and I answered for them; it was a mere formality.
When he left, my son was married already, and his wife was pregnant with their first child. They left together in early February 1988, and they settled in Tel Aviv, that's where they did the ulpan, and that's where they found work: he works as an engineer, and she worked as a doctor. They have two children, Silvia Gora Moldovan who is 16 years old, and Stephanie Gora Moldovan, who is six. Liliana died last year, in 2002.