Clara Shalenko and her friends

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  • Photo taken in:
    Odessa
    Year when photo was taken:
    1940
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

This is me and my friends. From left to right: Luba Voitushka, Mark Kreeger and I. The photo was made in Odessa in 1940.

In 1933 my father became secretary of the Party unit in the children's recreation center of general type in Kholodnaya Balka, a smaller town in 10 km from Odessa. He commuted to work every day. I spent my summer vacations at the recreation center. There was a big park there and children were well fed: I enjoyed my time there. My father and I stayed there through a summer and my mother visited us at weekends. I made friends with children of my father's colleagues. I remember children of my father's colleagues Mark Krieger and Luba Voitushka. Mark was a Jew and Luba was Russian. We played a ball, hide-and-seek, and climbed tress and walked. After the Great Patriotic War Luba lived in Slobodka neighborhood in Odessa, but I have no information about Mark Krieger.

Interview details

Interviewee: Clara Shalenko
Interviewer:
Ada Goldferb
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2003
Odessa, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Clara Shalenko
Year of birth:
1925
City of birth:
Odessa
Country name at time of birth:
USSR
Occupation
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Finegold
    Year of changing: 
    1950
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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