Mazalto Mihaylova

This is a photo of my grandmother Mazalto Mihaylova taken in Sliven n the 1930s. She was a very beautiful woman and and had a very strong character. She was a housewife and cooked delicious dishes. She very strictly observed the separation of dairy and meat products, never put meat and milk together on the table. The food was always kosher in her house. She dressed in traditional urban clothes. She went to Tsarigrad [Bulgarian of Istanbul, Turkey] to arrange for her son Leon to be released from prison after the Balkan War. After that she went to Vienna to take care of him when she found out that he had tuberculosis.

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