Silver Wedding of Yvonne and Richard Capuano

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  • Photo taken in:
    Athens
    Year when photo was taken:
    1979
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This picture was taken on 11th April 1979 at our home. On that day we celebrated our Silver Wedding and had a cocktail party at the Hilton Hotel.

The family of my husband was known to my family from Thessaloniki. At the Jewish school there was someone who worked there whose son was married to a first cousin of my father in Israel.

She was called Saltiel and her husband was Cohen. He was the one who got me in touch with my husband-to-be.

My husband was very open minded so he decided to call me on the phone and asked me to go out with him.

We went out for a walk, we started to get acquainted and got to know each other, and we went out a few times and then got married.

I intended for my husband to be a Jew. Do you not see what is happening now’ This has become a ‘mayonnaise’ these days, and with the civil marriage we don’t observe these things.

My daughter-in-law is Christian Orthodox; I had no objection. However, at the time when I got married it was very difficult for someone to change religion.

It wasn’t only because of the parents’ reaction, but also because to convert took a lot of time.

Of course, you had to study, the women that converted and became Jews know about our religion much more than I do. I don’t know much about religion.

Interview details

Interviewee: Yvonne Capuano-Molho
Interviewer:
Vivianne Karagouni
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2006
Athens, Greece

KEY PERSON

Yvonne Capuano-Molho
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Occupation
before WW II:
University student
after WW II:
Doctor
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Molho
    Year of changing: 
    1954
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Richard Capuano
Year of birth:
1914
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Year of death:
2003
City of death:
Athens
Country of death:
Greece
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant
after WW II:
Businessman, Retail merchant

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

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