My husband Abram Turovskiy and I, Zinaida Turovskaya (Yarovskaya). Photo made in Kiev in 1962.
After studying 7 years at school I went to work at the hat factory. I was an apprentice there. I didn't work there long. I went to the "Progress" shop store - they made hats there, too. I learned to make very beautiful women's hats. I became a Komsomol member in the shop and was the leader of the Komsomol unit for 7 years. I was finishing my studies in the evening school of working young people.
This is my class and I. Photo made in 1953, the year of Stalin's death. I am the one standing on the left in the upper row.
My nee name is Yarovskaya. I was born in Kiev in 1937. I left this town only once - during World War II. I was born on 4 February 1937. Although I was the 4th child in the family my parents were still young: my mother was 32 and my father was 31.
I don't remember the day of 22 June 1941 when the war began. I was 4 years old.
My brother Vladimir Yarovskiy. Photo made in Kiev around 1935.
In 1923 my older sister Tsylia Yarovskaya was born, in my brother Vladimir and in 1929 my sister Rosa were born.
This is my father David Yarovskiy. Photo made in Kiev in 1926.
My father's name was David Yarovskiy. I know very little about his family. Perhaps, my parents got so much attracted by each other because they both lost their parents. My father's mother died very young. My father was born in 1906 in a town in Poland. I think it was Lodz.
This is my mother's brother Gershko Gorodetskiy's family: he and his wife Manya, his older daughter tsylia and two younger children. Photo made in Kiev in the middle of 1930s. Manya and her two children persihed in the babiy Yar. Gershko perished on the front. Only his older daughter Tsylia survived (standing on the right).
This is my mother's brother Moishe Gorodetskiy and his wife Manya and two children. Photo made in Kiev in 1923. Manya and the children were shot in the Babiy Yar.
Gorodetskiy, my grandmother's brother. I don't know his name. Photo made in 1916. He perished during the civil war.
My mother Hava Gorodetskaya and her friends in Kiev in 1919. My mother is the one on the left.
My mother's name was Hava. My mother's nee name is Gorodetskaya.
This is my grandfather Nusim Gorodetskiy and his 2nd wife Hava. This photo was made in Radomyshl in the early 1920s. My mother was born in 1905 in the family of Nusim Gorodetsliy (a shoemaker) in the town of Radomyshl, Kiev province. Grandfather Nusim came from a poor Jewish family. I have no information about his parents. My grandfather studied in the Jewish school for 3 or 4 years. He was a very good shoemaker. He made men's, women's and children's shoes. Sometimes people didn't have money to pay for the shoes and they brought him a dozen eggs or some millet.
This is Tsylia Gorodetskaya, my grandmother on my mother's side. This photo was made in Radomyshl around 1900.