Photo taken in:KrichevCountry name at time of photo:RussiaCountry name today:BelarusName of the photographer / studio:Tamarkin photo studio
This is a photograph of my maternal grandmother Sosha Slutsker. It was taken at Tamarkin photo studio in Krichev (today Belarus). I don?t remember when it was taken. Our family lived a traditional Jewish life: all Jewish holidays were celebrated. We celebrated Sabbath according to the Jewish traditions. My mother didn't wear a wig, she only tied a kerchief round her head, and lit candles on Friday evenings. My grandmother wore a wig. We had a photo of my grandmother, and I asked my mother, 'What does grandmother have on her head?' And my mother answered, 'She wears a wig.' My grandmother died when my mother was a bride-to-be, and therefore it was necessary to postpone her wedding.