My mother, Vassiliki Manolitsi, born and raised in Lakonia, Peloponnese, and emigrated to Johannesburg, South Africa, in 1960, following her elder brother, a chemist, who was already working in the gold mines there.
Her sister had also emigrated to New York. My mother found a job as a waitress at a café, owned and run by other immigrants of Greek origin. It was there that she met my father, Alex…
- adriana papanikolaou
- Europeana Migration collection day, Athens, National Library of Greece, 2018-11-10–2018-11-10