Lolita Leoni Gatlan

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  • Photo taken in:
    Braila
    Year when photo was taken:
    1941
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania (1920-1945)
    Country name today:
    Romania
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Photo Art, 11 Regala St.

This is a picture of my sister Lolita Leoni Gatlan and it was taken in Braila in 1941.

I only had one sister, Lolita, who was my elder by seven years and a half. I was born on 1st September 1938. So my sister was born in 1931, in February. I was born in Braila and I totally belong to this place.

We didn't have a nanny for a long time, she just stayed with us until we were nine or ten. When she left, I was still a child, and we were living on Galati Street. We also lived on Vasile Sasu Street, but not for long, and I don't remember when. I still know where the house is located, but what I distinctly remember is the other house, the one at 5 Galati Street - in the center of the town, close to the kindergarten and the clock.

Both our parents took care of our education. I couldn't say they told me what to read. I always read what I was required to read at school, so they didn't have to guide me. My parents didn't help me with my homework - I managed all by myself. I didn't have tutors either, like they have today. My sister and I were average pupils - we didn't excel in anything, but we never repeated a year.

In the beginning, my sister attended the Charity Nurses School - these were similar to today's pediatric nurses - after which she attended the Institute for Economical and Commerce Studies in Bucharest, as it was called in those days. After graduating, she became an economist and worked in Braila for quite a number of years. After her marriage, she worked in Craiova as well.

Interview details

Interviewee: Cornelia Gatlan
Interviewer:
Roxana Onica
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2004
Braila, Romania

KEY PERSON

Lolita Dumitrescu
Year of birth:
1931
City of birth:
Braila
Country name at time of birth:
Romania (1920-1945)
Year of death:
1981
City of death:
Craiova
Country of death:
Romania (1945-1989)
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Economist
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Gatlan
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950
  • Previous family name: 
    Weissenberg
    Reason for changing: 
    Remarriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950

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