Mile Kalef

Mile Kalef
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  • Photo taken in:
    Nis
    Year when photo was taken:
    1915
    Country name at time of photo:
    Serbia, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Serbia
This is my cousin, Mile Kalef, when he was ten months old. On the back it says it is Moric Jakov Kalef but I always knew him as Mile. The photo was taken in Nis in 1915. Mile was the son of Jakov and Lenka Kalef (nee Almozlino). They lived close to us. In 1941 they took away some of my relatives before they came to us and told us to leave: for instance, David and Mile Kalef, Lenka's sons. David and Mile Kalef were picked up for these actions to clean the destruction from the bombing of Belgrade on 6th April. At one point they came home and then after that they never appeared again. I don't know what they talked about when they came home. We were already hidden. Mother told us that for some time they still came. David and Mile's mother, Lenka Kalef, poor woman, even went to the construction sites where they were cleaning and sometimes brought them some food to eat, until they took her away too. The whole family perished in the Holocaust.

Interview details

Interviewee: Matilda Cerge
Interviewer:
Rachel Chanin Asiel
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2005
Belgrade, Serbia

KEY PERSON

Mile Kalef
Year of birth:
1915
City of birth:
Belgrade
Country name at time of birth:
Serbia
Country of death:
Serbia
Died where:
Serbia

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