The wedding photo of Ester Bohoracheva and Iacob Bohorachev

This is the wedding photo of my parents Ester Bohoracheva, nee Komforti, and Iacob Bohorachev, taken in 1927 in Sofia. My father was born in Kiustendil in 1900, and my mother was born in Dupnitza in 1905. When she married my father, she came to live in Sofia. My father didn't complete his university education in economics, but he worked as an accountant in a knitwear factory. My mother graduated from a junior high school, but she didn't work so that she could look after my sisters and me. We lived in the Jewish quarter near Bet Am and the Great Synagogue, but then there were smaller synagogues, too. We had a house with a yard in which there were only flowers, and my friends and I played mostly there. Our house had three rooms. We had running water and heated the house with coal and wood. My mother did all the housework by herself. My parents kept in touch mainly with their relatives, as our kin was quite big, and most of their friends were Jews. My father was very close with his employer, Gotse Gulev, who was the owner of the knitwear factory. His employer's family helped us a lot during the Holocaust. When my mother had her appendicitis operation, his wife, Elena, took my younger sister and me from our grandmother, who looked after Uncle Avram's children then. And Elena looked after us until our mother got better.