Matilda Israel with her friends

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  • Photo taken in:
    Vitosha mountain
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1944-1989
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
This is a photo of me (second from right) with friends at Vitosha Mountain near Sofia in the 1970s. I have a disease for which the doctors recommended fresh air and walks in nature. The disease was discovered when I was 40 years old and for thirty years on every Sunday I was taking hikes on Vitosha. I had friends whom I would meet at 10am in a hut named Kumata. By then I would have already climbed Cherni Vrah, the highest peak in Vitosha. We did that every week, every season. Now my health doesn?t allow me to do it any more, unfortunately. Usually I went to Vitosha without my husband Salvator. I met those friends there. They are not Jewish.

Interview details

Interviewee: Matilda Israel
Interviewer:
Leontina Israel
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2003
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Matilda Israel
Year of birth:
1921
City of birth:
Karnobat
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Yulzari
    Year of changing: 
    1942
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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