Matilda Mihaylova and Mishel Geron

This is my mother Matilda Mihaylova, nee Kohen, with my son Mishel Geron. The photo was taken in Sofia in the 1970s. My son Mishel loved his grandmother very much. When she became sick and was bedridden he looked after her a lot. My mother lived in our house in Sofia. She helped us very much - she sewed, cooked and did all the household work at home while I was working and writing my dissertation and doctorate. My son was born in 1961 in Sofia. He was a student in a Bulgarian secondary school by the time the photo was taken. Mishel had been in love with photography ever since high school and decided to pursue it as a profession. After he did his military service, he applied to the College of Photography in Sofia and became a professional photographer. Now he works as a photo reporter for the Noshten Troud newspaper [an evening weekly focusing on nightlife and crime]. He is married to a Jew, whose name is Jana, nee Kohen, and has two boys - Emil, who is eight years old and Mihail, who is seven.

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