Photo taken in:MoscowYear when photo was taken:1916Country name at time of photo:Russia, pre 1917Country name today:Russia
In this photo, there’s my grandfather Yuli Baicher and grandmother Ida Baicher.
It was taken near Moscow where they usually rented a dacha for the summer. This was approximately in 1916.
My grandmother and grandfather met in the house of my great-grandfather's daughter from his first marriage, Poplavskaya.
My grandfather was visiting them and my grandmother came from Smolensk to visit her acquaintances, and that's when they met.
Then it was time for my grandmother to go back home to Smolensk. My grandfather went to take her to the railway station, but he went with her as far as Smolensk and in 1901 they got married.
Their wedding took place at Krasnoye station. It is believed that their wedding was halfway between Moscow and Smolensk. I still have an invitation to the wedding.
My grandmother's father was gone and her mother signed the card and grandfather also had his mother sign the invitation. They had a Jewish wedding with a rabbi and a chuppah.
My grandmother was strict with the children. Since my father was not an obedient boy, he was often punished and the only person who forgave and sympathized with him was my grandfather.
My grandfather was a wood dealer like his father. He was very successful and provided well for his family. He had a wood storage in the center of Moscow.
His family rented an apartment nearby. He was shot with a point-black firing rifle in his home in 1922. Some men wearing sailor uniforms came to his home and demanded money. There was no money and they killed him before his younger son, my father's eyes.
My grandmother remarried. She married Nathan Tisee, a Jewish man, and moved into his apartment. Her second husband perished in NKVD imprisonment.
My grandmother lived in his apartment. She was a beautiful woman who liked life and was a good housewife. She liked having guests and was very religious. She went to the synagogue regularly and had a seat of her own there. She observed all Jewish holidays and fasted.