This is an excerpt from my mother Anna Erlihman's birth roster certified by the rabbi of Odessa town. This excerpt was made in Odessa in 1900. My mother Anna Erlihman, nee Blehman, was born in Odessa on 9 January 1898. I don't know how she was growing up or whether she got any education. I don't know anything about her childhood or youth. I don't know how or where she met my father. My mother didn't have any dowry: she came from a poor family. My mother merried my father in 1920s. They had two children. She was a housewife.