Mina Solomon

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  • Photo taken in:
    Bucharest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1913
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

This is my mother's sister, Mina Solomon [nee Schonfeld]. The photograph was taken in 1913 in Bucharest.

Mina was born in Bucharest in 1896. She worked as a clerk until she married Moritz Solomon. He fought and was wounded in World War I. He became a sergeant in the Romanian Army. He was a self-made man, an oil man who had a small refinery at the entrance of the town of Ploiesti. He built himself a four-floor apartment house, with two apartments per each floor, in Bucharest, on Sfintilor Street. 

They were the only ones in the family who had a car and a chauffeur. In the early 1930s they had a Daimler, then a Marmon; I had never heard of this make before and I never heard of it again, but I remember the license plate: 676 B. The ties between the three Schonfeld sisters were very strong. In particular, my mother and Mina were extremely close and this is how they remained until the end of their lives. 

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Dan Mizrahy
Interviewer:
Anca Ciuciu
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2005
Bucharest, Romania

KEY PERSON

Mina Solomon
Year of birth:
1896
City of birth:
Bucharest
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1986
City of death:
Tel Aviv
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Schonfeld
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920s

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