Photo taken in:LeningradCountry name at time of photo:USSRCountry name today:Russia
This is Aunt Asya [1916-1960s], who worked as a librarian in the House of Arts in Nevsky Avenue, now, in my opinion, it is called the Palace of Arts.
Very educated, very clever and talented. Here she is still young. It was even before the war, she was 15-16 years old. The inscription is: "To dear parents, sister, brother and niece".
Asya and Tasya are sisters of my Mum. Asya is the youngest, and Tasya was born after Maryasya. They all bear the name Zaretsky, Grandfather's daughters.
They were four: Asya, Tasya, Maryasya and my mother. Asya worked as a librarian in the Palace of Arts in Nevsky Avenue, then [1950s] referred to as the House of Arts.
There I met Simonov [a Soviet actor, the people's actor of the USSR], and many other prominent actors, who came to see her. They all respected her. She knew the English language, was very gifted. Her daughter lived here. In honor of grandmother she was named Inna Zaretsky.
So Aunt Asya and Aunt Maryasya were librarians, and Tasya worked as a booking office cashier at the Moscow railway station. There she got acquainted with her Russian husband. Her grandfather "crossed her out of the list" after she married a Russian.