Wedding picture of Solomon and Veska Saltiel

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  • Photo taken in:
    Sofia
    Year when photo was taken:
    1977
    Country name at time of photo:
    Bulgaria, 1944-1989
    Country name today:
    Bulgaria

This is a wedding picture of my son Solomon Saltiel and his wife Veska Saltiel.

Solomon is a professor today, Ph.D, and was accepted as a member of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in the field of quant electronics in 2004. Moni was the last of my children to get married. He married after he completed his higher education and after he started work as a teacher at the Faculty of Physics at Sofia University. His wife, Veska Saltiel, is also a physicist (she was born in Sofia and her maiden name was Lyubenova, she works in the Sofia University's administration). They married in 1977. Their children's names are Juliet (1978) and Kalina (1982). At present, Juliet lives in Haifa, Israel, where she studies the same specialty as her aunt Ani - architecture. This year she completed her university education. Kalina lives in Bulgaria and studies economy (marketing) in the American University in Blagoevgrad.

I remember that Moni was a very good student at the Electricity Technical High School in Sofia. I used to help him with Mathematics very often. After that he continued his education at the Faculty of Physics at Sofia University [The St. Kliment Ohridski university in Sofia was the first school of higher education in Bulgaria. It was founded on 1st October 1888 and this date is considered the birthday of Bulgarian university education] and then in Moscow at Lomonosov University where he completed his education in Physics. Later he was on a specialisation assignment in America for two years at the Irvine University where he specialised in quant electronics.

All my three children are married to Bulgarians, so they celebrate both Pesach and Christmas, but they do not celebrate Christmas in a religious way, they just mark the holiday. I prepare some Jewish dishes, I also taught my Bulgarian daughters-in-law to prepare matzah, make a soup with matzah balls, make pastel for Pesach, agristada [traditional Jewish holiday dish prepared from fish with sour egg sauce, oil, salt and lemon, which is served on Rosh Hashanah.] and anjinara [traditional Jewish dish made by pickled vegetable marrows, oil, salt and wild plums, which is served on Rosh Hashanah.] So I learned the recipes for these dishes from a special collection of recipes published by the Shalom publishing house at the Shalom Organization of Jews in Bulgaria.

Interview details

Interviewee: Juliet Saltiel
Interviewer:
Patricia Nikolova
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2004
Sofia, Bulgaria

KEY PERSON

Solomon Saltiel
Year of birth:
1947
City of birth:
Sofia
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
after WW II:
Teacher/Professor

Other Person

Veska Saltiel
Decade of birth:
1950
City of birth:
Sofia
Country name at time of birth:
Bulgaria
Occupation
after WW II:
Office clerk

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Shoah
Date of interview:
1998

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