Solomon Abravanel dressed as Queen Esther

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

In this photo Solomon Abravanel, my husband’s younger brother, is dressed up as Queen Esther for a theatrical play at school. The picture was taken in Salonica in the 1920s.

Solomon was very sweet and kind-hearted and we used to call him Monis, from Solomonicos, meaning little Solomon. He was very active and when he was young he used to play tennis all the time. He was really close to his sister Marie. He moved before the World War II to France and he opened a boutique with clothes. He stayed there and met some modelist named Andre. When we went to France, me and my husband Leo, he had a small industry with forty machines and earned a lot of money. When Marie went to France they met by chance on the street and fell into each others arms. A very touching incident to recall.

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

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