Moscu and Henriette Mizrahy

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  • Photo taken in:
    Bucharest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1920
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

These are my parents, Moscu Mizrahy and Henriette Mizrahy [nee Schonfeld], on their wedding day, 31st October 1920. The photo was taken in Bucharest.

The religious ceremony took place in the fashion design shop of my mother's step-brother, Iosef Schonfeld. The blizzard was so strong, that carriages couldn't enter Lipscani Street.

My mother was born in 1898 in Bucharest. From the moment I could understand and judge, I realized that the day of 29th March - my mother's birthday - was a holiday in our home. The house filled with flowers, the phone didn't cease to ring, and, in the evening, when all preparations had been finished, the family gathered together with some couples of friends who were as close to my parents as their brothers and sisters. 

My father was born on 12th April 1897 in Bucharest. He was what they call a 'self-made man'. He went to the Evangelic School, then to the Commerce Academy in Bucharest. Right after he graduated from the former, he started to provide for himself by doing bookkeeping for various employers; he did this all the way through college. In 1924 he was hired as a clerk by a company owned by a very rich family, Marcus Pincas & Co. In just a few years, through hard work and competence, he made it to proxy. Over the years, his career developed further: authorized accountant, expert accountant, and PhD in economics. 

He was drafted at the end of World War I, went to an officer's school, and graduated as a second lieutenant. After a call-up in 1927, he was promoted to lieutenant. There were some more call-ups in 1939, to Sibiu and Lipova, Arad County - he was with the 5th Heavy Artillery Regiment. He remained in the army until 15th August 1940, when Jews were kicked out from the armed forces. 

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Henriette Mizrahy
Year of birth:
1898
City of birth:
Bucharest
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1976
City of death:
Ghivat
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Schonfeld
    Year of changing: 
    1920
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Moscu Mizrahy
Year of birth:
1897
City of birth:
Bucharest
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1968
City of death:
Ghivat
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant
after WW II:
Accountant

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