Heinrich and Frida Akons had a shop on the main street of Belgrade, capital of Yugoslavia. Following the German occupation of Belgrade on 13 April 1941, Heinrich was forced to hang this sign in his shop window. After a time, Heinrich, Frida and their 3 children fled Belgrade, leaving a few items, including the sign, with a friend. The family went from place to place: Albania, Croatia, areas under Bulgarian and Italian control, and also found refuge in the partisan villages.
The Akons family survived the war and returned to Belgrade in 1945. Following the communist rise to power and the nationalization of the shop, they immigrated to Israel.
Yad Vashem Collection. On loan from:
Shomo (Solomon Bobby) Akons, Arad, Israel
Yehuda (Julius) Akons, Kiryat Yam, Israel
Peretz (Pavel) Akons, Haifa, Israel