Vizanka Gila Zur and Sarika Asher Birma

Vizanka Gila Zur and Sarika Asher Birma
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  • Photo taken in:
    Plovdiv
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1878-1945
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Photo studio ?Ideal?, Plovdiv
This is a photo of my sister Vizanka Giola Zur, nee Molho, and my cousin Sarika Asher Birma, taken in the Ideal photo studio Plovdiv in the 1940s. The photo was taken during World War II and they wear the yellow badge indicating their Jewish origin. My sister Vizanka left for Palestine before the establishment of the Jewish state - in 1946. She graduated from the special school for sewing crafts and consumers' goods in Sofia and was also prepared to live in a kibbutz. In Israel, after 1948, she became a tailor in the Ein Hahoresh kibbutz. There everyone does what he or she can and receives what all the others receive. My sister Vizanka married an Austrian Jew, Michael Gila Zur in Israel and adopted the name Gila Zur. Sarika Asher Birma is the daughter of my aunt Roza Asher Birma, nee Geron, my mother's sister. The celebrations after my wedding in Plovdiv in 1939 took place in the house of Aunt Roza. Aunt Roza lived in a separate two-storied house and there was a haberdashery on the first floor. My cousin Sarika left for Israel in 1949.

Interview details

Interviewee: Haim Molhov
Interviewer:
Dimitar Bozhilov
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2002
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Vizanka Gila Zur
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Plovdiv
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
after WW II:
Manual laborer
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Molho
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950

Other Person

Sarika Asher Birma
Decade of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Plovdiv
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
after WW II:
Housewife

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation
Date of interview:
2000

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