Clara Shalenko’s mother Zisl Finegold and her friends

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  • Photo taken in:
    Odessa
    Year when photo was taken:
    1926
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

They are my mother Zisl Finegold and her friends Gitia and Katia. From left to right: Gitia, Katia and my mother. The photo was made in Odessa in 1926.

I remember well two of my mother's friends: Gitia and Katia. They were Jewish and worked as doctors at the mental hospital. They often visited us and we got together to celebrate birthdays and soviet holidays: the October Revolution Day and the 1st of May. On these days we went on march with the red banners and Communist slogans, there played music, people sang songs everybody was happy. Afterwards the families with the friends got together at the dinner table. Gitia stayed in Odessa during the Great Patriotic War and was killed in the ghetto. I have no information about what happened to Katia.

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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