Who is Stella?
(b. 1853-d. 1935) was married
to Stella Behar (who was born in
Istanbul just like Moise) and they
moved to Nice in the early 1900s.
Stella Barnathan, the only living
granddaughter of Moise, told
me that her father Vitalie Haim
Barnathan and her mother Rachel
Profeta were living in Turkey until
1926. Vitalie Haim Barnathan was
working in Bank Francais de Orient
in Karaköy. He was also dealing with
pharmaceutics. The family left Turkey
when Stella Barnathan was 4 years
old. They moved to Nice where Doctor
Leon Barnathan, son of Moise and
Stella’s uncle, was already living.
During the Second World War, Vitalie
Haim was taken to a concentration
camp. His wife Rachel and Stella Barnathan could escape to Istanbul