Hana Gasic's mother Flora Montiljo and two of her sisters, Ela Gjebic and Rivka and their children

Hana Gasic's mother Flora Montiljo and two of her sisters, Ela Gjebic and Rivka and their children
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  • Photo taken in:
    Sarajevo
    Country name at time of photo:
    Kingdom of Yugoslavia, pre 1941
    Country 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.

Interview details

Interviewee: Hana Gasic
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2001
Sarajevo, Bosnia

KEY PERSON

Flora Montiljo
Year of birth:
1913
City of birth:
Sarajevo
Year of death:
1981
City of death:
Sarajevo
Died:
after WW II
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Kohen
    Year of changing: 
    1939
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Jela Gjebic
Decade of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Sarajevo
Died:
after WW II
  • Previous family name: 
    Kohen
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920

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