Haim Pardo with friends

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  • Fénykép készítésének helye:
    Monastir
    Fénykép készítésének éve:
    1906
    Ország neve a fénykép készültekor:
    Ottoman-occupied Macedonia
    Ország neve ma::
    North Macedonia

This picture was taken in 1906. You can see my father, Haim Pardo, as an eight-year-old boy and his friends in Monastir (today Bitola).

He is the one on the right next to the dog statue. I don't know the names of the other children.

My father's family came from Portugal and they ended up in Monastir, a small town in Serbia.

My grandfather on my father’s side was named David Pardo and was married to Lea Kamhi. They had five children: my father and four daughters who were all born in Monastir.

My father was born in 1898. His mother tongue was Spanish. In addition to the German language, which he probably learnt at the German school he attended, he spoke French fluently and also Greek.

I don't know if he went to school for that, I think he learnt Greek by himself, but he spoke and wrote it very well. He was also very keen on learning, he was a philomath.

Sometime between 1914-1916 he moved with his family to Thessalonica. His father was probably sick because he started working and fighting for survival very early on in his life.

In Thessalonica my father started as an employee and then created his own business, a commercial shop, 'Pardiko,' on 28 Tsimiski Street. It was an electrical shop.

Interjú adatok

Interjúalany: Lily Arouch
Interjúkészítő neve:
Annita Mordechai
Interjú készítésének hónapja:
November
Interjú készítésének éve:
2005
Athens, Greece

Kulcsfigura

Haim Pardo
Születési év:
1898
Születési hely:
Monastir
Halálozási év:
1976
Halálozási hely:
Athens
Country of death:
Greece
Meghalt:
after WW II
Foglalkozása
II. világháború előtt:
Owner of electrical appliances store
II.világháború után:
Owner of electrical appliances store
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