David and Mile Kalef with the woman who took care of them

David and Mile Kalef with the woman who took care of them
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  • Photo taken in:
    Belgrade
    Country name at time of photo:
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941
    Country name today:
    Serbia
My cousins David (in the arms of the woman) and Mile Kalef are pictured here with the woman who took care of them. The photo was taken in Belgrade in the 1920s. David and Mile were the sons of my paternal granduncle Jakov and Lenka Kalef (nee Almozlino). They lived close to us. In 1941 they took away some of my relatives before they came to us and told us to leave: for instance, David and Mile. David and Mile were picked up for these actions to clean the destruction from the bombing of Belgrade on 6th April. At one point they came home and then after that they never appeared again. I don't know what they talked about when they came home. We were already hidden. Mother told us that for some time they still came. David and Mile's mother, Lenka Kalef, poor woman, even went to the construction sites where they were cleaning and sometimes brought them some food to eat, until they took her away too. The whole family perished in the Holocaust.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

David Kalef
Year of birth:
1923
City of birth:
Belgrade
Year of death:
1942
Country of death:
Serbia
Died where:
Serbia

Other Person

Mile Kalef
Year of birth:
1915
City of birth:
Belgrade
Country name at time of birth:
Serbia
Country of death:
Serbia
Died where:
Serbia

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