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Oral history interview with Salomon Notrika

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.29.39 | RG Number: RG-50.590.0039

Salomon Notrika, born in Trenque Lauquen, Argentina in 1925, describes his parents, who were born in Rhodes; his father’s immigration in 1907-09; the methods for emigrating from Rhodes in the early 20th century; his father, Elias Notrika, who lived in a boarding house with other immigrants in Buenos Aires and worked as a traveling salesman; his father’s move to Trenque Lauquen, following an uncle by the name of Ashir Aljaded (originally from Rhodes); the synagogues catering to Sephardic Jews in Buenos Aires (Temple Shalom); the controversies with the Jews from Rhodes; the rise of Zionist ideas with the young generation born in Argentina; the economic differences between communities originally from Greece and Turkey; how religious observances in the Temple Shalom community were very lax; the differences between his community and the community of Jews from Syria; religious leaders, including Salomon Mizrahi (originally from Syria), Rabbi Alberto Morjo (from Salonica), Rabbi Anshel, and Rabbi Edery; the changes at Temple Shalom; how very few of the offspring of the Rhodes Jews attended Hebrew school; the Jewish Board of Education; his social life; and building a club in 1952 that was well-attended, especially by Jewish youth.

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Salomón Notrika
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Asociacion Mutual Israelita Argentina-Communidad de Buenos Aires
Record last modified: 2020-09-15 09:25:42
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