Henriette Mizrahy with relatives

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  • Photo taken in:
    Bucharest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1918
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

The photograph was taken in 1918 in Bucharest. From right to left: an unknown person, then my mother, Henriette Mizrahy [nee Schonfeld] in the middle, and her sister Annie Schonfeld. In the front row you can see Renne Wagner [nee Schonfeld], the niece from their step-brother's side, Iosef Schonfeld.

My mother was born in 1898 in Bucharest. From the moment I could understand and judge, I realized that the day of 29th March - my mother's birthday - was a holiday in our home. The house filled with flowers, the phone didn't cease to ring, and, in the evening, when all preparations had been finished, the family gathered together with some couples of friends who were as close to my parents as their brothers and sisters.  The ties between the three Schonfeld sisters were very strong. 

Annie Schonfeld was born in 1900 in Bucharest. She was the most religious of the sisters, but she had her limits; she didn't wear a wig. She married Eugen Segalescu, with whom she had a son, Gabriel Segalescu, born in 1926 in Bucharest, seven weeks after I was born. She got divorced in 1939, remarried, but kept her maiden name. She emigrated to France and died in Paris in 1982. 

My maternal grandfather had two older children from his first marriage: Iosef Schonfeld and Lisa Zilberman [nee Schonfeld]. Renne Wagner [nee Schonfeld] was the daughter of Iosef Schonfeld, who was a hatter and owned a fashion design house in Bucharest, on Lipscani Street. My parents got married on 31st October 1920. The religious ceremony took place in the fashion design shop of Iosef Schonfeld. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Dan Mizrahy
Interviewer:
Anca Ciuciu
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2005
Bucharest, Romania

KEY PERSON

Henriette Mizrahy
Year of birth:
1898
City of birth:
Bucharest
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1976
City of death:
Ghivat
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Schonfeld
    Year of changing: 
    1920
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Annie Schonfeld
Jewish name:
Hannah
Year of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Bucharest
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1982
City of death:
Paris
Country of death:
France
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Schonfeld
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920s
  • Previous family name: 
    Segalescu
    Year of changing: 
    1939
    Reason for changing: 
    Divorce

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