Renee Molho with her sister-in-law Victoria Leon

Renee Molho with her sister-in-law Victoria Leon
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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece
This is me with my sister-in-law Victoria Leon, nee Molho. We posed ?pour le souvenir? and I think this picture was taken around 1950. Victoria was my husband Solon's sister, married to Youda Leon with two children, Niko and Nina. I knew them from the period before the war but we didn't have any relationship. She was the only one from Solon's family who survived the Holocaust. During the war they went to Glossa Skopelou. Giorgos Mitziliotis, the mayor of the village took the responsibility of all the Leon family, 14 persons were taken by him to Glossa. During the whole period of the occupation, until the liberation of Thessaloniki they all stayed there. Giorgos was taking an immense risk, not only for himself and his family, but also for the whole village since he was the mayor and therefore the one in charge. When I arrived in Thessaloniki, Victoria came to me as Solon was sick in bed. He participated in a yachting tournament and as he was shouting so much that he had had a hernia and he was taken to the hospital, he was operated on and exactly when I arrived he was in bed recovering. Solon was staying at her house until we got married. After we got married Victoria was always there for me. She was a very kind, open hearted person, simple to live with. She was always correct, an easy going person who would get along with everybody. She would see no harm and never complicated things. She was like a beloved sister to me.

Interview details

Interviewee: Renee Molho
Interviewer:
Nina Molho
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2005
Thessaloniki, Greece

KEY PERSON

Renee Molho
Year of birth:
1918
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Occupation
after WW II:
Bookseller
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Saltiel Abravanel
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Victoria Leon
Decade of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Year of death:
1998
City of death:
Athens
Country of death:
Greece
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Molho
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930

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