Sinto Beniamin Kohen and his wife Belina Kohen

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  • Photo taken in:
    Tel Aviv-Yaffo
    Year when photo was taken:
    1983
    Country name at time of photo:
    Israel
    Country name today:
    Israel

This is my brother Sinto Beniamin Kohen and his wife Belina Kohen. The photo was taken in 1983 in Tel Aviv.

We were four children: my eldest sister Milka Beniamin Revah was born on 13th April 1921 in Samokov; my elder brother Sinto Beniamin Kohen was born on 2nd January 1923 in Samokov and my younger brother Miko Beniamin Kohen was born on 26th June 1926, also in Samokov. As a kid my brother Sinto played a mouth the mouthorgan, and later - an accordion. My little brother Miko had inherited my father's talent and sang very well. I also played the violin when I was in high school. So, we made some merry concerts at home, in which everybody took part. Later my brother Sinto was studying medicine in Bulgaria and became a famous doctor. He has a son and a daughter, so at that moment they are in Israel with their children. To my great regret I don't know anything else about them.

I remember that before my son Sinto was born my husband's relatives moved me from Plovdiv to Sofia. And there, while I was pregnant in the last month, they showed me where I would live. I went upstairs to the third floor and I nearly fell downstairs with the baby.... My husband's mother and brother were coming behind me. When my son was born, I wrote a letter to my husband and his answer was: 'A boy, something to be proud of!' He neither asked me how the delivery went, nor how the child was. Very often the money for the baby went for the needs of my husband's relatives. Then my brother Sinto came, took my child and gave him to my parents who had still not emigrated to Israel. They looked after young Sinto. At that time I was working as a weaver in the Slatina factory in Samokov.

Interview details

Interviewee: Lora Melamed
Interviewer:
Patricia Nikolova
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2004
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Sinto Kohen
Year of birth:
1923
City of birth:
Samokov
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
before WW II:
Manual laborer
after WW II:
Doctor

Other Person

Belina Kohen
Year of birth:
1927
City of birth:
Sofia
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940s

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah
Date of interview:
1998

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