Yvonne Capuano-Molho and her classmates

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Year when photo was taken:
    1937
    Country name at time of photo:
    Greece
    Country name today:
    Greece

This picture was taken during a school walk in 1937.

I am first from left. Next to me is Danae. Second from right is my dear friend Vouli Prousali, we are still friends today, and to her right is Elsa.

Before the war, it was a world somehow secluded. Not that we didn’t have contacts with the Christians. On the contrary.

You could see partnerships with one Jewish and on Christian name, and at school we were all together. In conclusion, it was a perfect adaptation.

They would even tell me, ‘Yvonne, you know our festivities better than us, and they would add, ‘Dominique, who knows when her name day may be?’ And I would answer, ‘On the 8th of January.’

Schools were closed during the Christian festivities and not ours. In conclusion, the assimilation was exceptionally high.

Not that I forgot our own religion, not at all. Even if I wanted to there were my father, my mother, my grandmother etc.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Yvonne Capuano-Molho
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Thessaloniki
Country name at time of birth:
Greece
Occupation
before WW II:
University student
after WW II:
Doctor
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Molho
    Year of changing: 
    1954
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Vouli Prousali

Additional Information

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

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