Sarah Saporta

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This photo was taken in Thessaloniki in the 1920s.

Here you can see my aunt, my mother’s sister, Sarah Saporta. She is wearing a beautiful necklace made of pearls. She was really beautiful but she was a bit frail.

Sarah came out of World War I sick with tuberculosis. She had to go to Davos to a sanatorium to get better.

She went there in 1924. She left her mother and went to Switzerland, my father used to send her money and support my grandmother as well. She weighed only 42 kilos when she first got there.

My parents’ social life always had to include Sarah and that could be an issue. But as I have already said, families were tight-knit and helped each other.

Back then if a girl didn't marry early on, then she probably wouldn't marry at all. My aunt was unlucky, she never got married.

Interview details

Interviewee: Albertos Beraha
Interviewer:
Annita Mordechai
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2007
Athens, Greece

KEY PERSON

Sarah Saporta
Decade of birth:
1890
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
City of death:
Athens
Country of death:
Greece
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife

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