Roza and Leon Anzhel at their 60th wedding anniversary

Roza and Leon Anzhel at their 60th wedding anniversary
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  • Photo taken in:
    Sofia
    Year when photo was taken:
    2004
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria after 1989
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
My husband Larry and I at our 60th wedding anniversary. We celebrated in the Jewish community center in Sofia in 2004 where we frequently go to meet other people. Frankly speaking, we have been quite active in the Jewish Cultural Center for seven years. If there hadn't been the things done by the rehabilitation center, maybe we wouldn't have been among the living now because there are only the two of us at home - Larry and me. Our children don't live with us and they are very busy, they go to work. It has never been so quiet in this house before and we were simply looking for something to fight over, to quarrel about little things. We were rather irritable. Our big walk was to go to the market place and back. Well, we attended the synagogue, too, but only on holidays. It's great that this rehabilitation center was created and we started going there - not because of the food, we don't even eat there now, but because of the people we meet and spend time with. In 'Zdrave' club we do exercises, sing in the choir, you saw the photos, didn't you? We dance traditional dances in the dance classes. There is more diversity in our lives now. And no matter what the weather is - it may be freezing or boiling, we are always there.

Interview details

Interviewee: Roza Anzhel
Interviewer:
Svetlana Avdala
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2006
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Roza Anzhel
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Sofia
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
before WW II:
Seamstress
after WW II:
Telephone operator, chief controller at 'Voroshilov' Works
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Varsano
    Year of changing: 
    1944
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Leon Anzhel
Year of birth:
1921
City of birth:
Yambol
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
before WW II:
Worker
after WW II:
Organizer at the trade unions, radio-technician

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education (University of Southern California)
Date of interview:
1998

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