The lady-friends of Ietti Leibovici

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  • Photo taken in:
    Botosani
    Year when photo was taken:
    1951
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania (1945-1989)
    Country name today:
    Romania

This is me, Ietti Leibovici, the first from right in the second row, the one on the left is my cousin from my father's side, Anuta Manas, and the others are 3 friends. The one on the left, bottom row, is Goldita, and I don't even remember the name of the other 2, we didn't see each other anymore, they left Botosani, I lost track of them. This photograph was taken around 1950-1951 in Botosani.

I graduated the first 2 years of primary school at the Romanian school in Vatra Dornei, and 2 years - 3rd and 4th - at the Jewish school in Vatra Dornei; then, when I returned from Transnistria, for another 7 years, I attended high school under the evening studies system - there were 11 grades in those days [after World War II]. I resumed my studies around 1946. I studied both under the optional attendance and under the evening studies system, as I started working. I started working in May 1949. My first job was for the Knitwear Factory as a quality controller. I got married in 1954, and I left my job at that time, I stayed at home for approximately 5 years. I secured another job after 5 years, in the beginning I worked at the policlinic's registry office for 26 years, then all the Hospitals and Policlinics merged, and everything was placed under the leadership of the Sanitary Department, and I was transferred as a cashier working for the Financial Office of the Sanitary Department. I worked there until I retired in 1986.

The grandparents from my father's side had 7 children: my father, David Davidsohn, was the eldest, followed by Buium, then Lotti, Clara, Ana, Zalman, and Lica who was the youngest of the children. None of them is still living at present, but there are their children, their grandchildren, and they are all living in Israel.

Buium Davidsohn was a butcher. He lived in Botosani. His wife's name was Adela and they had 3 children: Anuta, Celu and Izu. They were older than me. Iosi Manas was Anuta's husband. They lived in Burdujeni, Suceava. [Ed. note: At present, Burdujeni is a neighborhood of the city of Syceava.] Izu Davidsohn got married in Bucharest in 1956 - I attended his wedding. My uncle died in Botosani around 1961, I believe, and she emigrated to Israel with Anuta. The 2 boys emigrated before they did. Anuta is still alive, the other 2 are dead.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ietti Leibovici
Interviewer:
Emoke Major
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2006
Botosani, Romania

KEY PERSON

Ietti Leibovici
Year of birth:
1931
City of birth:
Vatra Dornei
Country name at time of birth:
Romania (1920-1945)
Occupation
after WW II:
Office clerk
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Davidsohn
    Year of changing: 
    1954
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Anuta Manas
Year of birth:
1927
City of birth:
Suceava
Country name at time of birth:
Romania (1920-1945)
  • Previous family name: 
    Davidsohn
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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