For prewar Salonika student, the diploma’s in the mail
The “Seeking Kin” column aims to help reunite long-lost relatives and friends.
BALTIMORE (JTA) – Sara Tivoli Cohen has thought occasionally over the years about the junior high and high school in Greece that she attended, not realizing she had yet to receive her diploma from the Umberto No. 1 Italian School in Salonika.
Now the 84-year-old Toronto resident is checking the mail awaiting its arrival.
Suri Greenberg, the daughter of the late Toronto couple who had adopted Cohen’s orphaned sister Esther, found Sara Tivoli on a list of 157 Jewish students who had never been awarded their diplomas because of World War II. The list accompanied a recent “Seeking Kin” column on the Salonika school.