The wedding of Mimis and Suzanna Frances

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Year when photo was taken:
    1980
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This picture was taken in 1980 at the wedding of Mimis and Suzanna Frances, nee Schiaky at Monastirioton Synagogue in Thessaloniki.

All synagogues in Thessaloniki were destroyed during the war and now there is only one synagogue left, the ‘big synagogue’ as we call it, the ‘Monastirioton.’

It is the only one that wasn’t destroyed as it became a Red Cross depot. Today, this synagogue, the ‘big synagogue’ opens only for special events.

However in the Modiano market there is the ‘small synagogue’ [the ‘Yad Lezicaron’] which operates normally every day.

Mimis died suddenly in 1999, aged 49 from a brain aneurism. Now Suzanna raises their three daughters alone.

Interview details

Interviewee: Yvonne Capuano-Molho
Interviewer:
Vivianne Karagouni
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2006
Athens, Greece

KEY PERSON

Mimis Frances
Year of birth:
1950
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Year of death:
1999
City of death:
Thessaloniki
Country of death:
Greece
Died:
after WW II

Other Person

Suzanna Frances
  • Previous family name: 
    Schiaki
    Year of changing: 
    1980
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education

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