Solomon Vecsler

Solomon Vecsler
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  • Photo taken in:
    Botosani
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania
This is a picture of my husband, Solomon Vecsler, when he was in the army. The photo was taken in Botosani. I don?t know when exactly it was taken, but it was before we met. I first met my husband, Solomon Vecsler, after I had finished my studies. He worked as a pharmacist as well. He worked for an expropriated chemist's shop, but nobody said anything to its owners [at the time of the anti-Jewish-laws]. We met by chance: one of his colleagues set up a deposit with pharmaceutical supplies, and we met there. We married in 1945. I think it mattered to me that my husband was a Jew; I don't think I would have married a Romanian. My husband was a gentle man, and very obliging. He helped everybody in the chemist's shop. I remember there was a young pharmacist from Cluj [Napoca], who had been assigned to Botosani. My husband looked after her a lot, taught her how to prepare different things. We had two children, Raphael born in 1946 and Nadia in 1949, and we worked in the same chemist's shop since 1946. We moved to Brasov in 1975 because our children had settled here and we didn't want to be alone. My husband died in 1990 and was buried in a Jewish cemetery. There was a rabbi and a chazzan at the funeral, and someone from the community, not from the family, recited the Kaddish.

Interview details

Interviewee: Louiza Vecsler
Interviewer:
Andreea Laptes
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2003
Brasov, Romania

KEY PERSON

Solomon Vecsler
Year of birth:
1906
City of birth:
Botosani
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Year of death:
1990
City of death:
Brasov
Country of death:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Pharmacist
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences

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