Eugenie Pardo with her mother Doudoun Beraha and her sister Laura Haguel

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Year when photo was taken:
    1923
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This photo was taken in Thessalonica in 1923.

You can see my grandmother, Doudoun Beraha and my mother, Eugenie Pardo, at the time still Beraha, and her sister Laura Haguel (nee Beraha).

Both girls are still very young. My grandmother Doudoun is wearing black as the picture was taken after my grandfather Solomon Beraha’s death.

My grandfather on my mother's side was called Solomon Beraha and was married to Doudoun Frances. They got married in Skopje but came and settled in Thessalonica.

My grandmother went to a nuns' school, so she spoke French and Spanish, which was her mother tongue. Apart from my mother, she had another daughter, Laura, and a son, Gastone.

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 grandmother Doudoun spent some time in Paris with her son Gastone, and then, before the war, she came to Thessalonica and stayed with her other daughter Laura.

My mother's sister was married to David Haguel, who was a son of Ha Giako Haguel, the great rabbi of bet din. Unfortunately the Germans took her away.

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

Other Person

Doudoun Beraha
Year of birth:
1883
City of birth:
Skopje
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife

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