Iliya Beraha

Iliya Beraha
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  • Photo taken in:
    Ruse
    Year when photo was taken:
    19361937
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1944
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
This is my brother Iliya Beraha. The photo was taken in 1936 or 1937 in Ruse. My second-oldest brother, Iliya was born in 1914. He was a clerk. He has a college education in trade, which he completed in Svishtov. He lived in Ruse from 1937 until 1949 when he immigrated to Israel. He had two children: Bina and Arie. Before she married, Bina was a parachutist. She immigrated to Israel where she married Uzi - I don't know his family name - a Polish Jew, one of the long-distance racers of Israel. I also remember that he sang very well. Bina and Uzi had four children: Gal, Renat and Shoshana; I don't remember the name of the fourth one. They also had a farm on the border between Israel and Jordan where they grew roses and avocados. Arie lives on the Golan Heights. He had a model farm there. He looked after 40 cows: 30 milk cows and ten for trade. He is married to a Romanian Jew. I know nothing else about them. My brother supported me while I was studying in the technical school in Ruse. He had some exceptional qualities. He was a wonderful stenographer and accountant. He worked as a clerk for the brothers of the wife of uncle Davidcho. Iliya immigrated to Israel in 1949 together with my mother. They lived in Kfar Hitim (in northern Israel, below the Kinneret Lake). He died there in 1987 - 17 years after my mother's death.

Interview details

Interviewee: Rafael Beraha
Interviewer:
Patricia Nikolova
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2004
Ruse, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Iliya Beraha
Year of birth:
1914
City of birth:
Kazanlak
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Year of death:
1987
City of death:
Kfar Hitim
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Office clerk
after WW II:
Office clerk

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
1998

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