Avram Kalef's last photograph

Avram Kalef's last photograph
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  • Photo taken in:
    Belgrade
    Country name at time of photo:
    Serbia
    Country name today:
    Serbia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    S. Pijade
This the picture of my father, Avram Kalef, that I keep in my living room in a frame. It's the last photo taken of my father, taken in the S. Pijade studio in Belgrade in the 1940s. Father followed the local news, everything that was possible, but he was never involved in politics. My father was very funny, very social, despite the fact that he was in a wheelchair. Sometimes he went to the store to work the cash register. He spent a lot of time in the French and German reading rooms. He read newspapers in those languages. Many times he told the man who took care of him to take him near a park bench and pick him up in an hour, two or three, and take him home. During that time all the governesses, French and German girls who took care of kids, would gather around him. He was full of stories and they adored him because he knew French and German. He entertained them and they loved him.

Interview details

Interviewee: Matilda Cerge
Interviewer:
Rachel Chanin Asiel
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2005
Belgrade, Serbia

KEY PERSON

Avram Kalef
City of birth:
Belgrade
Country name at time of birth:
Serbia
City of death:
Belgrade
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Merchant

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