Elvira Alfaha

Elvira Alfaha
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  • Photo taken in:
    Sofia
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1944
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
This is my sister Elvira Alfaha, nee Aronova, as a student, photographed in Sofia in the 1940s. I'm the eldest child in the family. I was born on 1st June 1928. Elvira is the second oldest; she was born on 5th April 1932. My youngest sister, Devora, was born on 11th December 1936. We were all born in Sofia. We spoke Bulgarian at home and Ladino only when my grandmothers came to visit. We lived in the Jewish quarter near Bet Am and the Great Synagogue, but then there were smaller synagogues, too. We had a house with a yard in which there were only flowers, and my friends and I played mostly there. Our house had three rooms. We had running water and heated the house with coal and wood. My mother did all the housework by herself. My parents kept in touch mainly with their relatives, as our kin was quite big, and most of their friends were Jews.

Interview details

Interviewee: Victoria Behar
Interviewer:
Zelma Almalech
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2002
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Elvira Alfaha
Year of birth:
1932
City of birth:
Sofia
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Year of death:
1987
City of death:
Haifa
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Farmer
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Aronova
    Year of changing: 
    1953
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Additional Information

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

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