Mesko Nikolai in front of the memorial to the victims of World War II in Mukachevo

Mesko Nikolai in front of the memorial to the victims of World War II in Mukachevo
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  • Photo taken in:
    Mukachevo
    Year when photo was taken:
    2004
    Country name at time of photo:
    Ukraine
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
The photo was taken in 2004 in Mukachevo, in front of a memorial to the victims of World War II. I'm the man on the right, and the man beside me is my deputy chairman. At that time I was the chairman of the Veterans' Club in Mukachevo. We, senior citizens, meet every month and discuss how we can improve the life of senior citizens in Mukachevo. The town opened a kitchen for seniors and also helps them financially. Around 18,000 seniors live in Mukachevo, of which 169 are veterans. Women go into retirement at the age of 55, and men at the age of 60.

Interview details

Interviewee: Nikolai Mesko

KEY PERSON

Nikolai Mesko Salamonovic
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Rosos
Occupation
before WW II:
Manual laborer
after WW II:
Departmental head/manager in socialist firms
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Nusn Mermelstein
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Communist ideology

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