Papo’s cousin on a visit

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  • Photo taken in:
    Sarajevo
    Year when photo was taken:
    1918
    Country name at time of photo:
    Austria-Hungary, pre 1918
    Country name today:
    Bosnia and Herzegovina

Photo of my cousin Isidor Levi and my parents Rifka and Abram Papo, Sarajevo 1918. Isidor  was a relative of my grandmother Bojna. He came to Sarajevo to visit the family before the wedding of my parents. He came to the wedding of the first female child in our family. It was a huge wedding.

My father and mother met each other in Sarajevo. Jewish women in Sarajevo went to dances. My paternal grandmother instructed my father, when he went to the dances and when he shakes hands with a girl to touch the palm of her hand. If her hand is smooth she is lazy. If he sees calluses, it is rough, a worn hand - then she is a hard working woman. That is how the love between my parents began. My father was a recruit in the Austrian army. My mother remained in Sarajevo. W.W.I. was a difficult time. My father, who dealt in smuggling, helped my mother's whole family, because my grandfather Sabetaj had already died. My maternal grandmother left him everything, as the oldest son-in-law who supported them. In 1919 at the end of the war my parents married. They immediately moved to Dalmatia. Photo of my cousin Isidor Levi and my parents Rifka and Abram Papo, Sarajevo 1918. Isidor  was a relative of my grandmother Bojna. He came to Sarajevo to visit the family before the wedding of my parents. He came to the wedding of the first female child in our family. It was a huge wedding.

My father and mother met each other in Sarajevo. Jewish women in Sarajevo went to dances. My paternal grandmother instructed my father, when he went to the dances and when he shakes hands with a girl to touch the palm of her hand. If her hand is smooth she is lazy. If he sees calluses, it is rough, a worn hand - then she is a hard working woman. That is how the love between my parents began. My father was a recruit in the Austrian army. My mother remained in Sarajevo. W.W.I. was a difficult time. My father, who dealt in smuggling, helped my mother's whole family, because my grandfather Sabetaj had already died. My maternal grandmother left him everything, as the oldest son-in-law who supported them. In 1919 at the end of the war my parents married. They immediately moved to Dalmatia. Photo of my cousin Isidor Levi and my parents Rifka and Abram Papo, Sarajevo 1918. Isidor  was a relative of my grandmother Bojna. He came to Sarajevo to visit the family before the wedding of my parents. He came to the wedding of the first female child in our family. It was a huge wedding.

My father and mother met each other in Sarajevo. Jewish women in Sarajevo went to dances. My paternal grandmother instructed my father, when he went to the dances and when he shakes hands with a girl to touch the palm of her hand. If her hand is smooth she is lazy. If he sees calluses, it is rough, a worn hand - then she is a hard working woman. That is how the love between my parents began. My father was a recruit in the Austrian army. My mother remained in Sarajevo. W.W.I. was a difficult time. My father, who dealt in smuggling, helped my mother's whole family, because my grandfather Sabetaj had already died. My maternal grandmother left him everything, as the oldest son-in-law who supported them. In 1919 at the end of the war my parents married. They immediately moved to Dalmatia. Photo of my cousin Isidor Levi and my parents Rifka and Abram Papo, Sarajevo 1918. Isidor  was a relative of my grandmother Bojna. He came to Sarajevo to visit the family before the wedding of my parents. He came to the wedding of the first female child in our family. It was a huge wedding.

My father and mother met each other in Sarajevo. Jewish women in Sarajevo went to dances. My paternal grandmother instructed my father, when he went to the dances and when he shakes hands with a girl to touch the palm of her hand. If her hand is smooth she is lazy. If he sees calluses, it is rough, a worn hand - then she is a hard working woman. That is how the love between my parents began. My father was a recruit in the Austrian army. My mother remained in Sarajevo. W.W.I. was a difficult time. My father, who dealt in smuggling, helped my mother's whole family, because my grandfather Sabetaj had already died. My maternal grandmother left him everything, as the oldest son-in-law who supported them. In 1919 at the end of the war my parents married. They immediately moved to Dalmatia. 

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Isidor Levi
Decade of birth:
1880
Country name at time of birth:
Austria-Hungary
City of death:
Zagreb
Country of death:
Croatia

Other 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
  • Previous family name: 
    Levi
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1910

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