Aron Ishkah as an employee in charge of citizens' status

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  • Photo taken in:
    Ruse
    Year when photo was taken:
    1972
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1944-1989
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria

This is me as an employee in charge of citizens' status in Ruse in 1972. At that time I was in charge of all civil marriages in Ruse. Above me on the photo is the portrait of Georgi Dimitrov; the medals and the tricolor band were part of my 'working uniform.'

As head of the administrative department of the City Council in Ruse, I was one of the leading specialists in the country. From 1969 until 1973 I experimented in Ruse with a new system of citizens' registration, and adopted the Unified Citizen's Number. I followed the experience of Czechoslovakia, Austria and Hungary and created our own, Bulgaria’s new system of citizens' registration, which is still in use throughout the country. At that time, delegates from Germany and Mongolia came to learn from our experience. Then I started working in the District Council as chief specialist.

Interview details

Interviewee: Aron Ishakh
Interviewer:
Patricia Nikolova
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2003
Ruse, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Aron Ishakh
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Ruse
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in non-elite
after WW II:
Party official

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
1998

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