Notes for REBECCA NAHOOM MATZA GANI:
Daughter of Nahoom Youssa and Sarina (Negrin) Matza.
Last name also found as Matsas.
Born: 1916 in Ionnina, Ioanninon (once known as Janina), Greece (Turkey).
Died: January 18, 2013 in Unknown.
Married: Elie Gani Unknown in Private.
Studio portrait of a large family of Greek Jews from Ioannina discovered crumpled on the floor of their ransacked home after the war. [Photograph #69505] Pictured are members of the Matsas family. Seated are Sarina and Nahoum Matsas and Rebecca (b. 1916). Standing from left to right Eliasaf (b. 1910), Leon (b. 1902), Raphael (b. 1899), Rosina (b. 1904), Jeshua (b. 1896), Elias (b. 1907) and Michael (b.1912).
[Source: Micahel Matsas: The Illusion of Safety: The Story of the Greek Jews During the Second World War; New York: Pella Publishing Co., 1997] Date: 1920 Locale: Ioannina, Greece; Joanina; Yanina; Joannina, Greece Credit: USHMM, courtesy of Michael Matsas Copyright: USHMM. Subject Classification: LIFE BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST -- Greece -- Family/Friends/Portraits.
Rebecca Matza, on Jan 18, 2013. Rebecca was the 8th daughter of Naoum Matza and Sarina Negrin. She was born in 1916 in Ioannina and left Greece to Egypt in 1934 when she got married with her cousin, Elie Gani. Most of Rebecca's family was murdered in Auschwitz. Rebecca, her husband and three of her children left Egypt to France in 1956. A fourth child, Renee, was born in France. Rebecca passed at the age of 96.