Obituary for Iacob Haller by Ionel Bejenaru

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This is an obituary for my husband, Iacob Haller, written by Ionel Bejenaru, probably published in the local newspaper in Botosani.


The article was written as a homage on the anniversary of 4 years since my husband's death, Jacob Haller who, in addition to his activity as a school teacher in Dorohoi, then in Botosani, was the head of the People's University of Botosani, was published in the publications of the Botosani County Museum, of the "A. T. Laurian" High School, and of other institutions. His former friend, Ionel Bejenaru, has only good words to say about him, first and foremost as an intellectual, but also as a person, for his "seriousness, sacrifice, distinction, satisfaction for a job well done." 


My husband was from Siret. He was 1 year older than me, he was born in 1914. He graduated the Faculty of Natural Sciences in Cernauti. At the time when I met my husband, his parents weren't alive anymore. They were 2 siblings: his sister and him. His sister's name was Rebeca. She lived with my mother after I got married. And she left to Israel afterwards. She didn't marry. 


My husband was recommended to me by David Kesler, my cousin in Dorohoi. My husband was a teacher in Dorohoi, and my cousin knew him well. We got married in 1946. My husband obtained a transfer from the high school in Dorohoi to the "A. T. Laurian" High School in Botosani, and it wasn't long before he became principal of the "A. T. Laurian" High School. He was principal for a few years. He wasn't a party member - nor was I. He taught biology. He was known to be a good teacher. He was on the board of examiners for the baccalaureate examination, he was a highly esteemed teacher. He worked at the "A. T. Laurian" High School until his retirement. He retired around 1972-1973. And he departed [died] in 1996 and that's that.

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Interviewee: Marim Haller
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Botosani, Romania


Iacob Haller
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Austria-Hungary pre 1918
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