Photo taken in:VoznesenskCountry name at time of photo:Russia, pre 1917Country name today:Ukraine
This is my father, Yefim Fabrikant, when he was a grammar school pupil. This photo was taken in Voznesensk in the early 1910s. My father was born in Voznesensk in 1892. He studied in a grammar school. During World War I he was mobilized to the army where he was a hospital attendant. After the Revolution he joined the Red Army. He was doing well there and they sent him to study at Odessa Medical College. My father was lip-tight and didn't like to discuss his feelings, not even with the family, particularly regarding his past. All I know is that after finishing college my father stayed to work at the department with a popular Odessa physician, Buchstub. My father was his favorite student.