The Shaim girls with a friend

The Shaim girls with a friend
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  • Photo taken in:
    Iasi
    Year when photo was taken:
    1925
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania
There is my mother Clara Herscu (on the left) and her sister Toni Smilovici in the back row standing. To the left: Paulina Scheinfeld, the third sister sitting on a chair. There's also a very good friend of theirs (on the right, foreground) who was obsessed with having her picture taken. I think the photo was taken in 1925 in Iasi. My mother, Clara, Jewish name Haia Hinda, was born in Iasi, in the house on Aron Voda Street, around 1902. She had three younger sisters. The first one who was born after her was Toni; she was born in 1904, was a housewife and died in 1974 in Iasi. Her husband's name was Leon; he was born in 1901 in Iasi, and was a tailor. They had a son, Nelu, who was born in 1929 and died in 1994. Nelu was an economist. Paulina, my mother's second sister, was born in 1907 in Iasi. She was a housewife. Her husband's name was Strul; he was a hakham and did ritual slaughters, especially with poultry. They had a son, Avram, born in Iasi in 1932, who currently lives in Germany, and is a light industry engineer. He's married and has a son who's a surgeon. Paulina died in 1993 in Rehovot, Israel. My mother was a housewife. She was a very beautiful woman. Someone once told me, many years after, 'I liked to passing by your window only to see your mother.' Her hair was always done and she was always fixed up. She wouldn't leave the house unless she looked perfect; she'd say, 'How can I go out if my hair isn't combed and done?' A truly beautiful woman: I say it with no hesitation. And so were her sisters. They were all beautiful and elegant girls.

Interview details

Interviewee: Tili Solomon
Interviewer:
Solomon Francisca
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2005
Iasi, Romania

KEY PERSON

Clara Herscu
Year of birth:
1902
City of birth:
Iasi
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1986
City of death:
Iasi
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Shaim
    Year of changing: 
    1927
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Paulina Scheinfeld
Year of birth:
1907
City of birth:
Iasi
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1993
City of death:
Rehovot
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Shaim
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1930

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