My mother's sister Bertha and her husband Michael Serper with their daughter Valia. The photo was taken in Kiev in 1946 when Michael was dismissed from the army. Bertha, born in 1900, studied at the Odessa Polytechnic Institute and became a chemist. Her husband was a doctor, a specialist in skin diseases. During the Great Patriotic War he was at the front. Bertha and her daughter Valia were in evacuation. After Michael demobilized from the army their family lived in Zhytomir for many years. Valia died of cancer when she was young, and Bertha died in 1980.