Yakov Driz's family

Yakov Driz's family
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  • Photo taken in:
    Tomashpol
    Year when photo was taken:
    1948
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
I am on vacation in Tomashpol. From left to right, lower row: Polia, my cousin Manya's daughter, my sister Polia Driz, me, Yakov Driz, and my cousin Manya's daughter Dora. Upper row: Riva, sister of Manya's husband, my mother's sister Haika Zeltser and my cousin Manya. My distant relative from Yampol, Manya. On 19 May 1941 Manya gave birth to two twin girls: Polia and Dora. Manya's husband and his two brothers went to the war where they perished. Manya and her children lived in this ghetto for two years and eight months. We lived behind barbed wire fencing with no money or food. It was so hard to raise these baby girls. Manya died in 2001, but her girls are still living. Of course, the years they spent in the ghetto had their affect on them, and they are sickly, but they are still alive. In 1948 I came home on vacation. As a gift, I brought my parents half a pound of rice (8 kg) - this was all I could get.

Interview details

Interviewee: Yakov Driz
Interviewer:
Ella Levitskaya
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2002
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Yakov Driz
Year of birth:
1927
City of birth:
Tomashpol, Vinnitsa region
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
after WW II:
Chief power engineering specialist

Other Person

Polia Gedrich
Year of birth:
1929
City of birth:
Tomashpol, Vinnitsa region
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
after WW II:
Accountant in Tomashpol hospital
  • Previous family name: 
    Driz
    Year of changing: 
    1959
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah visual history foundation
Date of interview:
1998
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