Yvonne Capuano-Molho with fellow girl scouts

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  • Photo taken in:
    Thessaloniki
    Year when photo was taken:
    1939
    Country name at time of photo:
    Turkey
    Country name today:
    Turkey

This photo was taken on 29th June 1939 in Thessaloniki. On that day we, girl scouts, had our last reunion.

During the Metaxas dictatorship gatherings were forbidden and clubs were closed.

The best of all was that we were girl scouts. Every Saturday we gathered at the YMCA. The place where recently, in September 2005, there was a big fire.

I was a girl scout and we were all divided in four groups, the leader and the deputy leader. The group I was in was called ‘Amarantos.’

We were six girl scouts and our chief was Lena Zanna, the mother of Samaras, a Greek politician and granddaughter of Delta, the famous writer.

How much did I wish for Saturday to arrive. We did a lot of things. We played detection games; we did our good deed every month, carrying flour and sugar to a poor family.

Small things, but they wanted to teach to us how to help, to offer help to our fellow humans. My clover-leaf had the number 124.

124, I was on the second team that Mrs. Zanna, the daughter of Mrs. Delta, was the trustee of and so was Mrs. Syndika.

I was always carrying this clover-leaf with me, for it to bring me good luck, in all my examinations at university.

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

Additional Information

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

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