Olya Avramova at a school celebration

Olya Avramova at a school celebration
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  • Photo taken in:
    Sofia
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1944-1989
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria

On this photo, taken in Sofia in the 1960s, my younger daughter Olya Avramova, nee Albuhaire is given a 'chavdarche' tie. Chavdarche was a children's organization in the elementary school in socialist times, named after Chavdar Voivoda, a hero from the Bulgarian National Revival in the 19th century. Children were given blue ties in order to mark their affiliation with the organization. There was another organization in the junior high school, called 'Pioneer' - where children received red ties. This was the pre-Komsomol organization.

Interview details

Interviewee: Gracia Albuhaire
Interviewer:
Didi Leshtarova
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2001
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Olya Avramova
Year of birth:
1952
City of birth:
Sofia
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
after WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Albuhaire
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1970

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
1998

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