Victoria Behar's family on a visit in Dupnitsa

Victoria Behar's family on a visit in Dupnitsa
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  • Photo taken in:
    Dupnitsa
    Year when photo was taken:
    1934
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1944
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria

This is our family, photographed in Dupnitsa in 1934 with my grandmother Devora Komforti (on the very left). You can see my parents Ester Bohoracheva, nee Komforti, and Iacob Bohorachev, and me and my sisters, Elvira Alfaha, nee Aronova and Devora Mizrahi, nee Aronova.

Every summer we visited my grandmother in Dupnitsa or my uncle in Kyustendil by train - this was at the beginning of the 1930s, during the summer holidays. When we were younger, we went only for one or two weeks, but when we started going to school, we spent the whole summer vacation there and played with our cousins. We didn't go on holiday to other places. It was around that time that I traveled by car for the first time. My uncle Rahamim, who lived in Plovdiv, had a car. He would drive to Kyustendil and take us on a ride around the suburbs. On the Christian holiday of Archangel Michael my father's employer would prepare a special dinner of boiled mutton for his employees and would come to take our family in his car. What I also remember from those years is our father taking us to a restaurant from time to time to eat kepabcheta [grilled oblong rissoles].

Interview details

Interviewee: Victoria Behar
Interviewer:
Zelma Almalech
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2002
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Devora Komforti
Decade of birth:
1870
City of birth:
Dupnitza
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Year of death:
1956
City of death:
kibbutz near Kfar Saba
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife

Other Person

Iacob Bohorachev
Year of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Kiustendil
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Year of death:
1977
City of death:
kibbutz near Kfar Saba
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper
after WW II:
Accountant/Bookkeeper

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
1998

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