Jon Crispin's Notebook

Elli Carroll

Posted in Friends by joncrispin on 04/04/2015

I am in DC for a few days.  Yesterday I hung out with my friend Peter Carroll and his brother Alan while they sorted through their late mom Elli’s photographs.  Peter is doing a bit of an imitation of Elli’s friend Giancarlo, who featured in quite a few of the photos.  Here is a link from the Holocaust Museum that talks about Elli’s life.  She was a wonderful and fascinating person and I always enjoyed seeing her, and from time to time going to lunch at The Pines of Rome in Bethesda.

In recent years, Elli lived at the Westchester.  It is a beautiful pre-war complex not far from the Cathedral, with amazing details like this peep hole in the door.

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  1. Hank. said, on 05/04/2015 at 12:48 pm

    What an interesting life Elli had! She looked like a Hollywood starlet in that photo…but a very kind one for sure and merry. It’s so strange to witness the last of the WWII era generation pass…reflecting on the world that they experienced stops me in my tracks every time.


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