Lev Drobyazko's uncle, mother's elder brother Yakov Vaisblat.

Lev Drobyazko's uncle, mother's elder brother Yakov Vaisblat.
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  • Country name at time of photo:
    Russia
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
    Name of the photographer / studio:
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My uncle, mother's eldest brother, Yakov (Jewish name - Yankel) Vaisblat. He was born in 1880 in Malin. The photo was taken around 1900 in Kiev. The first son of Rabbi Nukhim and Basya Vaisblat, he left Malin very early, after finishing secondary school. In Kiev he received the education of a builder and worked in construction. Yankel, later Yakov Vaisblat, lived an absolutely secular life; he was very handsome, played cards and billiards, and had a lot of girl-friends. He saw many countries during his construction tours. He never had a family of his own, and died at the age of 44 from tuberculosis, which he contracted from his mother, my grandmother.

Interview details

Interviewee: Lev Drobyazko
Interviewer:
Tatyana Chaika
Month of interview:
December
Year of interview:
2001
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Yakov Vaisblat
Year of birth:
1880
City of birth:
Malin
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1924
City of death:
Kiev
Country of death:
Russia
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Builder
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