Albertos Beraha with his mother and aunt on vacation in Pelion

Albertos Beraha with his mother and aunt on vacation in Pelion
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  • Photo taken in:
    Pelion
    Year when photo was taken:
    1931
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

Here we are in Portaria at Pelion in 1931. You can see my mother Matilda Beraha on the right and Sarah Saporta, my aunt, on the left, both wearing black as their mother, my grandmother Saporta, had died that year. The hotel we were staying was called Anesis and partisans burned it down later on. Sarah is holding a stick to help her walk as she was still weak from tuberculosis. She came out of World War I sick with tuberculosis. She had to go to Davos to a sanatorium to get better. She went there in 1924. She left her mother and went to Switzerland, my father used to send her money and support my grandmother as well. She weighed only 42 kilos when she first got there.

For holidays we would go to Florina and then to Pelion, I remember both places being very beautiful. We would always take the train to get to our holiday destination. Back then the sea wasn't as popular for vacation as the mountains. I think that was because many people had weak lungs. My parents never went on holiday without me.

Interview details

Interviewee: Albertos Beraha
Interviewer:
Annita Mordechai
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2007
Athens, Greece

KEY PERSON

Albertos Beraha
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Occupation
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences

Other Person

Mathilda Beraha
Year of birth:
1898
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Year of death:
1987
City of death:
Athens
Country of death:
Greece
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Saporta
    Year of changing: 
    1923
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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