Eugenie Pardo

Eugenie Pardo
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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Year when photo was taken:
    1925
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This is a picture of my mother, Eugenie Pardo. It was taken around 1925 at a photo shop in Thessaloniki. She sent it to her brother Gastone Beraha in Germany.

My mother's brother Gastone had left for Germany when he was eighteen to work and support his mother and sisters. He was the one that supported the family financially, he was sending money to his mother to live and get the girls married and so on. He moved from Germany to Paris in 1933 as things started getting hard for Jews.

My mum, like her mum, went to a nuns' school, a 'l'ecole des soeurs' as they used to say, so she spoke French and Spanish and some Greek. Her Greek wasn't very good, but she managed.

My mother got married in 1928. My parents' clothes were very European and contemporary for their times. They were no different than other people of that time. My mother was very elegant and chic.

Interview details

Interviewee: Lily Arouch
Interviewer:
Annita Mordechai
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2005
Athens, Greece

KEY PERSON

Eugenie Pardo
Year of birth:
1908
City of birth:
Skopje
Year of death:
1973
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: 
    Beraha
    Year of changing: 
    1928
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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