Engagement photo of Lora and Mair Benvinisti

Engagement photo of Lora and Mair Benvinisti
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  • Photo taken in:
    Plovdiv
    Year when photo was taken:
    1921
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1945
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
This is the engagement picture of my parents, Mair and Lora Benvinisti, nee Ilel. The photo was taken in Plovdiv in 1921. My parents met in Plovdiv. At first, my mother wanted to marry another Mair who was richer than my father, but my father ?snatched? her and she accepted. My mother had short hair and she wore a long dress with a white collar. I remember that my mother used to sew sheets and clothes that were sold in the shops after that. She didn't get enough money at all - they used her as a cheap labor force- but she had to work to help my father, who was a shoemaker.

Interview details

Interviewee: Rebeca Assa
Interviewer:
Dimitar Bozhilov
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2002
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Lora Benvinisti
Year of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Plovdiv
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Year of death:
1961
City of death:
Sofia
Country of death:
Bulgaria
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in non-elite crafts
after WW II:
Skilled self-employed
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Ilel
    Year of changing: 
    1921
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Mair Benvinisti
Year of birth:
1896
City of birth:
Plovdiv
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Year of death:
1983
City of death:
Sofia
Country of death:
Bulgaria
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in non-elite crafts
after WW II:
Skilled self-employed

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah
Date of interview:
2000

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