Clara Shalenko’s paternal grandfather Leivi-Itzhok Shterbul

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  • Photo taken in:
    Odessa
    Year when photo was taken:
    1903
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

This is my paternal grandfather Leivi-Itzhok Shterbul. The photo was made in Odessa in 1903.

All I know about my grandfather on my father's side is what my father told me. My grandfather was born in Odessa in 1869. He was a tall, handsome man with a moustache. On the only photo I have he has no beard. My grandfather was religious. He had a tallit and teffilin. His friends came to see him, at Sabbath holidays they went to a synagogue all together. My grandfather's family followed the kashrut. They had special utensils and dishes for Pesach and they had specific utensils for meat and dairy products. They fasted at Yom Kippur. They lived in Staroriznichnaya Street near Privoz [a popular market in Odessa]. They had two rooms and a kitchen. They were not a wealthy family. I believe my grandfather studied at cheder. My father didn't tell me about what he did either. My grandfather died in 1922. He was buried according to the Jewish traditions at the Jewish cemetery in Odessa.

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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