Florentin Iosif

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This is my father Iosif but everybody called him Pepo Florentin. This picture must have been taken before I was born because he had shaved off the mustache by then. I think it is probably a passport or identity card picture because it seems like it has been torn from a document and it has a stamp from the 'Thessaloniki Council.'  

My father started off as a money changer but then worked with my grandfather and uncle in 'Galerie Moderne,' their furniture shop. Unfortunately he was taken by the Germans from Thessaloniki to the Auschwitz concentration camp for extermination. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Moris Florentin
Interviewer:
Lili Mordechai
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2007
Thessaloniki, Greece

KEY PERSON

Iosif Florentin
Decade of birth:
1870
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Ottoman Empire
Year of death:
1943
City of death:
Auschwitz
Country of death:
Poland
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessmann, Retail merchant

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