Photo taken in:TroyanYear when photo was taken:1927Country name at time of photo:Bulgaria, 1878-1944Country name today:Bulgaria
This is my father Mois Iakov Moyseev, first from the right, with colleagues from the textile factory owned by Marco Avramov, my mother Matilda Iakova’s brother, in Troyan. The photo was taken in November 1927. My father was born in Pleven in 1877. He graduated from high school there and around 1900 he came to Sofia, where he had been a soldier before and he met my mother - I don’t know where and how they met. They had a religious wedding around 1900. My father worked as a clerk in the municipality in the beginning. When my uncle Marco Avramov built a factory in Troyan and then a textile factory in Sliven, he hired my father as an accountant. Before that Marco Avramov bought a house in Sofia and gathered the whole family there. Unfortunately, he died in 1932 and his wife sold the house. In 1940 she emigrated with her children to the USA and the factory was expropriated twice - the first time under the anti-Jewish laws, the second time during the communist rule in 1944 when it was nationalized.