Solomon Abravanel and his sister and Marie Modiano

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

This is a picture of Solomon Abravanel and Marie Modiano, nee Abravanel, the brother and sister of my husband, Leo Abravanel. It was taken in Salonica, but I don’t know when.

Monis was the youngest of the eight children that my mother-in-law had. He was a very easy-going person, always smiling as you can see for yourself on this picture. We used to call him Monis, from Solomonicos, which means little Solomon. During World War I Solomon and my husband had gone to Switzerland in order to study. When they came back to Greece they had almost forgotten Greek. They went to a Greek restaurant and wanted to order something to eat but they could not find the right words. They wanted to eat eggs so they started making voices like chicken do. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Eugenia Abravanel
Interviewer:
Valia Kravva
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2005
Thessaloniki, Greece

KEY PERSON

Solomon Abravanel
City of birth:
Salonica
Country of death:
France
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Greece
after WW II:
businessman, Retail merchant

Other Person

Marie Modiano
City of birth:
Salonica
Country name at time of birth:
Ottoman Empire
City of death:
Salonica
Country of death:
Greece
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Abravanel
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1910

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