Hana Gasic's parents Menahem and Flora Montiljo with friends on the Sarajevian Riviera

Hana Gasic's parents Menahem and Flora Montiljo with friends on the Sarajevian Riviera
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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 parents with friends at leisure. Fourth from left is my mother, Flora, and next to her, fifth from the left, my father Menahem Montiljo. This picture was taken at Vrlo Miljacka before 1939, before my parents married. This was a popular swimming area in Sarajevo, and my parents and their friends would spend many summer days swimming and socializing around here. Sarajevo is a city split down the middle by rivers. Back then many compared it to Paris because of the river, the bridges and maybe even the atmosphere. My parents met in the Jewish community, either in La Benevolencija or Matatija, two social clubs. They socialized and courted for five or six years before they married. When they did marry, in 1939, they had both civil and Jewish ceremonies.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Menahem Montiljo
Year of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Sarajevo
Year of death:
1981
City of death:
Sarajevo
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Self-employed craftsman in non-elite crafts
after WW II:
Skilled self-employed

Other Person

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

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