Jackos and Zermain Abravanel

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  • Photo taken in:
    Salonica
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Michel's studio

This is a picture of Zermain and Jackos Abravanel, Alberto Abravanel’s children. Their sister was called Lilika and they had another brother called Gaston. Poor Gaston died at Hirsch hospital. He had a high fever and they did not manage to save him. Difficult times, many children died. 

This picture was taken in a studio, in the 1930s. It was a common thing at the time for wealthy families to have pictures of their wedding taken, or of their children playing with toys and wearing their best clothes. There were two studios in Thessaloniki, Fotolikides, who was a Christian, and Michel, who was a Jew. I assume this picture was taken at Michel’s studio. After World War II Alberto’s family moved to Israel and we kept writing to each other. Zermain got married to her cousin, Moise Abravanel. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Eugenia Abravanel
Interviewer:
Valia Kravva
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2005
Thessaloniki, Greece

KEY PERSON

Zermain Abravanel
City of birth:
Salonica
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Abravanel
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950

Other Person

Jacko Abravanel
City of birth:
Salonica
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II

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