Photo taken in:SarajevoCountry name at time of photo:Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941Country name today:Bosnia and Herzegovina
My mother, Flora Kohen, is pictured with two of her sisters and some of their children. My mother is standing in the back in a white dress. My aunt Ela is seated in the centre with her child Zorica on her lap. My other aunt, Rivka, is on the right with Ela's son. I don't know the other two children.
Like Ela, Rivka was saved during the war because she married a non-Jew and converted. Rivka married a Jew before the war, and had a daughter, Rahela. But her husband died, and she got married again before the war, this time to a Muslim man named Karahasanovic. They had two children, Zlata and Ahmed. Mr. Karahasanovic died while cleaning his rifle during the war, and Ahmed, born in 1943, never saw his father.