Photo taken in:BucharestYear when photo was taken:1907Country name at time of photo:RomaniaCountry name today:RomaniaName of the photographer / studio:Studio L. Waisman
This is my mother, Eveline Marcussohn (nee Weisselberg), around 1907. The photo was taken in Bucharest, at L. Waisman photo cabinet, 3 Rahovei Ave. My mother was born in Husi, in 1892. Her education consisted of some years of high school. She wasn't a religious person. She was a rather simple woman, and she spoke some French. My grandfather only sent the boys to college. One of them became a chemist, another one became a lawyer, and another one became an accountant; but the girls never got to college. Girls were despised. Men are the ones who lead. Even at the synagogue, women have to stay separated from the men. My mother was a housewife. She loved us as much as she could, looked after us, and fed us - we weren't picky when it came to food. She was a gentle woman. She got upset once in a while, but didn't beat us. Neither my brother nor I ever got beat by our parents. My mother made aliyah in the 1960's. My brothers and other relatives were already living in Israel. She stayed in an old age home in Tel Aviv. I visited her there and, when I returned, I got the news of her death. She died after I had visited her. She was 89 when she passed away [in 1981].