Papo family picture, on vacation

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  • Photo taken in:
    Makarska
    Year when photo was taken:
    1961
    Country name at time of photo:
    SFR Yugoslavia, 1945-1991
    Country name today:
    Croatia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Foto Kapista, Makarska

The photo was taken in Makarska in 1961 while the family was visiting my mother Rifka Papo. First row from left to right: my sister’s daughter Blanka Kabiljo, my sister Sara Kabiljo, my cousin Slavko Stajner, my mother Rifka Papo, my mother in law Danica Jovanovic, another cousin Sarika Sara Stajner, my wife Ljiljana Papo and me. Second row, from left to right: my sister’s other daughter Rifka Kabiljo, my son Bojan Papo, my daughter Vedrana Papo,  and a cousin Dona Levi.   

In '49 I married. When I married Ljiljana, no one in my family complained that she was not a Jew. In '51 our son Bojan was born, and in '54 our daughter Vedrana was born. At that time I enrolled in the law school. I passed Latin and the other tests that I did not have in the secondary school and I began to study law. I graduated three and a half years later. I continued to work in the state police. However at this time the Rankovic affair surfaced (then a high level functionary in the Communist Party), so that I could easily lose my job. I decided to pass the state test and I began working at the court, first registering cases and mail and I listened to cases. I spent 9 months at the court. In '68 I retired in January and in June I passed the bar exam. I began working as a lawyer and after a few months I started to work for the "Dunav" insurance company. I left this company when I understood that the work was not entirely honest. You know, before the war we were all raised in the spirit of honesty. In '82 I retired again. And again I began to work as a lawyer which I still do today. 

 

Interview details

Interviewee: Josip Papo
Interviewer:
Ida Labudovic
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2001
Belgrade, Zagreb, Croatia, Belgrade, Zagreb, Serbia

KEY PERSON

Rifka Papo
Year of birth:
1895
City of birth:
Kiseljak
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary
Year of death:
1970
City of death:
Belgrade
Country of death:
SFR Yugoslavia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Levi
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1910

Other Person

Sara Kabiljo
Year of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Sarajevo
Country name at time of birth:
Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Year of death:
1963
City of death:
Belgrade
Country of death:
SFR Yugoslavia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Papo
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930

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