This is a photo of my mother's father Shabat with her stepmother Sterina and her stepbrother Yakov in the 1930s. My mother's parents came from the town of Berkovtsa. My mother became orphan at a very early age - her mother died when she was 5 or 6. Despite her stepmother's nasty attitude, she helped her a lot in the upbringing of her step-brothers and step-sisters. From her father's second marriage she has three step-brothers and two step-sisters.