The Haguel family

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Year when photo was taken:
    1935
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This picture was taken in 1935 in Thessalonica.

It was taken in a studio and it shows my mother’s sister Laura with her husband David Haguel and their son Jacob. We used to call Jacob, Vico back then.

David Haguel was a son of Ha Giako Haguel, the great rabbi of bet din.

The bet din was the supreme Jewish court, and I remember that when the rabbi died the whole community was really shocked; he was a very important figure at the time.

Laura joined us with her husband and their two sons and we all sat together around the traditional Pesach table.

Unfortunately, Laura, David, Jacob and his little brother Mony were taken to the concentration camps and did not return.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Laura Haguel
Decade of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Monastir
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Beraha
    Year of changing: 
    1927
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

David Haguel
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher

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