Roza Kamhi at home in Skopje

Roza Kamhi at home in Skopje
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  • Photo taken in:
    Skopje
    Year when photo was taken:
    2005
    Country name at time of photo:
    Macedonia
    Country name today:
    North Macedonia
Here I am in my dining room in my home in Skopje. The photo was taken in 2005. Today I spend most of my time at home. Since I cannot read, I have a big handicap. I cannot read because my eyes are not well. I cannot see. I can see general things, but I cannot read or watch TV, I just listen. It is very hard for me. As long as I could see, I knitted and all those kinds of things. Now I'm limited in what I can do. I clean and prepare things. I go with my five friends for a coffee once a week, on Tuesdays. We sit and talk for two hours and that's it. They are Macedonians and there used to be more of us before they died. Dzamila used to come, but now she is sick too. She and I have been friends for forever. It is just a coincidence that we live on the same street, but it is good that we live close to each other, although we see each other less and less. We are all at home more and more. I am satisfied with my life and my childhood except for what happened to the Jews. If it had not happened, my life surely would have been better. What we lost we cannot get back. It eternally tortures us. Simply, it is the darkest part of my life, to loose everything at once. But that is the way it is. That is it.

Interview details

Interviewee: Roza Kamhi
Interviewer:
Rachel Chanin Asiel
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2005
Skopje, North Macedonia

KEY PERSON

Roza Kamhi
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Bitola
Occupation
after WW II:
Assistant to finance minister

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