Celebrating Claudia Leibovici’s birthday

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  • Photo taken in:
    Botosani
    Year when photo was taken:
    1973
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania (1945-1989)
    Country name today:
    Romania

This photograph was taken at our house on my daughter's birthday, Claudia Leibovici, we were celebrating her 5th anniversary. I, Ietti Leibovici, am the one on the left, my father-in-law, Moritz Leibovici, is the one to the right of my daughter, and you can also see a friend.

I had a daughter, Claudia, who was born in 1968, and died in a car accident together with my husband, Josef Leibovici, in 1978.

I observe tradition as much as I can. After getting married, I had separate dishes for meat and milk, for my father-in-law lived with us. And he had dishes from his household, and I kept [kosher] willy-nilly. But I also respected my father-in-law, I did this gladly, it wasn't a problem. It is harder and harder to observe tradition, we keep eliminating some thing or other from all that we once observed. Formerly, the meat was kosher. Nowadays this tradition of kosher meat is lost, for they don't bring kosher meat to Botosani anymore. I always see to it that the house is cleaned and the food prepared before the holidays, so that I don't have to work on holidays; I make sure to have cooked and baked and done everything there is to do in advance. I don't work on Saturday, I can do that during the rest of the week. I don't light candles on Friday evening, nor on Chanukkah. When I had a family [a husband and a daughter], I used to observe all the customs, I used to light candles as well - both on Chanukkah and on Friday evening. Now I have given up on this.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ietti Leibovici
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2006
Botosani, Romania

KEY PERSON

Claudia Leibovici
Year of birth:
1968
City of birth:
Botosani
Country name at time of birth:
Romania (1945-1989)
Year of death:
1978
City of death:
Botosani
Country of death:
Romania (1945-1989)
Died:
after WW II

Other Person

Ietti Leibovici
Year of birth:
1931
City of birth:
Vatra Dornei
Country name at time of birth:
Romania (1920-1945)
Occupation
after WW II:
Office clerk
  • Previous family name: 
    Davidsohn
    Year of changing: 
    1954
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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