Mira Cotin and Dan Mizrahy with cousins

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  • Photo taken in:
    Timisul de Jos
    Year when photo was taken:
    1929
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

The photograph was taken during one of our vacations in Timisul de Jos [mountain resort in Brasov County]. From left to right: my sister, Mira Cotin [nee Mizrahy], two cousins, Nelly and Costel Grozea, then me, Dan Mizrahy.

I was born in 1926 in Bucharest. My sister Mira was born in 1923 in Bucharest. She was a quiet child and a pupil loved and respected by her schoolmates. 

Costel Grozea, a distant relative of my mother's, who is two or three years older than me, was a sort of guardian for me in 1941, when I arrived in Israel. He volunteered for the British army, took part in the landing in Sicily, sank with a transport ship that was torpedoed by the Germans, was rescued and returned to fight on the front. He took part in the landing in Salerno, fought, fell in love… and married an Italian woman, after which we totally lost track of him.

 

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Mira Cotin
Year of birth:
1923
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Occupation
before WW II:
Student
after WW II:
Physician
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Mizrahy
    Decade of changing: 
    1950s

Other Person

Dan Mizrahy
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Bucharest
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Occupation
after WW II:
concert pianist, piano teacher

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