Miriam Shaz

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  • Photo taken in:
    Tallinn
    Year when photo was taken:
    1922
    Country name at time of photo:
    Estonia
    Country name today:
    Estonia

This is my father's younger sister Miriam Shaz (nee Rokhlin). This photo was taken in Tallinn in 1922.

After getting married my grandmother was a housewife. It was only my grandfather that was the breadwinner. They had three children. My father, Jacob Rokhlin, born in 1910, was the oldest. Jacob was the name written in his documents, but for some reason, my father was called Max all his life. I have no idea, why. Even when my father died and his acquaintances read about it in the obituary section of the newspaper, they thought that the newspaper had just confused the names. My father’s sister Miriam was born in 1913, and Boris was born in 1915.

My father’s sister Miriam finished the Conservatory and worked as a music teacher. Miriam married Moisey Shaz, a Jewish man from Tallinn. Miriam’s husband came from a very religious family, and they observed all Jewish traditions at home. Miriam had two sons, Eugene, named after Grandmother, and Leonid.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ester Vee
Interviewer:
Ella Levitskaya
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2006
Tallinn , Estonia

KEY PERSON

Miriam Shaz
Jewish name:
Miriam
Year of birth:
1913
City of birth:
Tallinn
Country name at time of birth:
Russia pre 1917
Year of death:
1992
City of death:
Tel Aviv
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Music teacher
after WW II:
Music teacher
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Rokhlin
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920s
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