Erietta Molho with her daughter Nina Frances

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Year when photo was taken:
    1919
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This photo was taken in Thessaloniki in 1919.

My mother Erietta Molho, nee Moshe is holding in her hands her daughter Nina Frances, nee Molho, my sister.

My grandfather constructed for my mother’s marriage in 1917 a set of very good furniture. And then came the big fire of Thessaloniki in 1917 [20] and all was burned. Of course the marriage wasn’t postponed.

So after the marriage my grandfather made new furniture for his daughter. When they got married they first bought an apartment overlooking the sea like in Venice.

I was born in the month of June and when I was two months old, Mother must have taken me into the sea to swim.

Later both my sister and myself, when we had whooping cough, and as they said that the sea would be good for us, my mother kept on taking us swimming with the boat.

At this particular house there was a common yard that we shared with the apartment next door. Jews, very good people. They do not exist any more.

Interview details

Interviewee: Yvonne Capuano-Molho
Interviewer:
Vivianne Karagouni
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2006
Athens, Greece

KEY PERSON

Erietta Molho
Year of birth:
1897
City of birth:
Salonica
Country name at time of birth:
The Ottoman Empire
Year of death:
1988
City of death:
Athens
Country of death:
Greece
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Moshe
    Year of changing: 
    1917
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Nina Frances
Year of birth:
1919
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Year of death:
1996
City of death:
Thessaloniki
Country of death:
Greece
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Molho
    Year of changing: 
    1945
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

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