Paul and Jeanne Abravanel

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  • Year when photo was taken:
    1919

Paul Abravanel, who is pictured here with his wife Jeanne, was my huband Leo Abravanel’s brother. The photo was taken in 1919, but I don’t know where.

Paul was honorary vice consul of Spain in Thessaloniki. Then he went off to Switzerland. He met his futere wife Jeanne there. He was a tall, handsome man and she was so thin, so delicate. A petite, likable lady. I only know one of their sons, Eve, a sweet, happy and smiling kid. 

As a family they had a lot of money and he inherited a hotel in Beaulieu between Nice and Monte Carlo. This hotel was Jeanne’s dowry. A huge two-story hotel with a swimming pool and two hundred people for personnel. When Leo and I visited the hotel, we could see the water falling like waterfalls. The hotel started in the mountains and ended by the sea. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Eugenia Abravanel
Interviewer:
Valia Kravva
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2005
Thessaloniki, Greece

KEY PERSON

Paul Abravanel
City of birth:
Salonica
Country name at time of birth:
Ottoman Empire
City of death:
France
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
vice consul of Spain in Thessaloniki

Other Person

Jeanne Abravanel
Country name at time of birth:
Switzerland
Country of death:
France
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
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