Jacques Molho with his daughter Ettie Molho

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  • Photo taken in:
    Grenoble
    Year when photo was taken:
    1934
    Country name at time of photo:
    France
    Country name today:
    France

This is a picture of my uncle Jacques Molho, my father’s brother, and his daughter Ettie. It was taken in Grenoble, France, in 1934.

Jacques got married before the war, to a very beautiful girl called Daisy, and went to live in France. He worked in Grenoble, and they had a daughter, Ettie.

Uncle Jacques went to the concentration camp while his wife Daisy and his daughter stayed in Paris.

When the command to empty Paris was issued, it applied particularly for the children who were caught.

A certain Mr. and Mrs. Simon, at night, brought I don’t know how many children to Spain through the Pyrenees. Now, it seems that among these children was Uncle Jacques’s child.

When my uncle Jacques returned from the camp his wife had died, from a heart attack, and they said that the child had been brought to Spain.

So he took a bicycle and went all over Spain looking for his child in all the monasteries, because it is more than certain that the kids were brought to a monastery.

He never managed to find his daughter; he returned and got married again, to a very good lady. They both aren’t alive anymore.

Interview details

Interviewee: Yvonne Capuano-Molho
Interviewer:
Vivianne Karagouni
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2006
Athens, Greece

KEY PERSON

Jacques Molho
Decade of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Salonica
Country name at time of birth:
The Ottoman Empire
Year of death:
1980
City of death:
Grenoble
Country of death:
France
Died:
after WW II

Other Person

Ettie Molho
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Grenoble
Country name at time of birth:
France

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

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