Rebecca Molho

This is a photo of my mother Rebecca Molho, nee Geron, taken in Plovdiv in the 1940s during the Holocaust. On the photo she is wearing the yellow badge, which the Jews had to wear during World War II. My mother was born in Plovdiv in 1887. My parents met in Plovdiv, when my father moved to live there. I think that my parents had a religious wedding in 1913. In the first years of their marriage, my family rented the house of my maternal grandmother. My mother was a very kind woman, always eager to give. I think I inherited this from her. I remember that every time we went for a walk in Plovdiv, she bought me some sweets or a pretzel. Although we didn't have much money, she always did her best to make me happy. During the Holocaust I was married and lived in Sofia, while my parents lived in Plovdiv. My father, Mevorah Molho, was old by then and my brother Shelomo had left for Palestine in 1942. Every month, when I had the opportunity, I went to Plovdiv to help my parents by buying them food. They weren?t interned from their house, but the life of the Jews during the war was very hard. My parents left for Israel in 1949. They settled in Haifa and died there in the middle of the 1950s.