Alfred Yuda and his wife Matilda Komforti

Alfred Yuda and his wife Matilda Komforti
+
  • Photo taken in:
    Dupnitsa
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1944
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
The photo, taken in Dupnitsa, shows Alfred Yuda Komforti, brother of my mother, Buka Yuda Madzhar (nee Komforti), with his wife Matilda Komforti, when they got engaged around 1936-37. My mother had four brothers and three sisters. They were eight children in all - Samuel, Rufel, Nissim, Alfred, Mois, Sterina, Rebeka and my mother - Buka. They had one more sister, but she drowned very young in the river, poor thing! No one from my mother's family had any formal education, but each of her brothers had his craft. The eldest one, Samuel, was a tobacco expert in the warehouses and bought tobacco. Rufel was a retailer. He had a grocery store, then a greengrocery, which he also set up in Sofia together with his father. Nissim was a hatter. He made bowler hats and had a workshop and a shop in Sofia. Alfred was a mechanic. Mois also had a grocery store. So although they were poor, they had their small businesses. My mother was the eldest, which is why she was named Buka. She told me that they were so poor that they didn't even have beds. When she got older, her father bought her a bed and she was the only one in the family to have one. Only Ladino was spoken at home. They also knew Bulgarian, although my grandmother didn't know it very well. I don't know whether they knew any other languages.

Interview details

Interviewee: Leon Madzhar
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Alfred Komforti
City of birth:
Dupnitsa
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II

Other Person

Matilda Komforti
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria

More photos from this country

Haim Molhov with his wife Regina Molhova
Isak Anzhel's family
Certificate of forced name change
Mr. Sidi

Read more biographies from this country

glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf03 mnesdcuix8