Tatiana Tilipman


This is me, Tatiana Tilipman, during rowing on a speedboat. This photo was taken in Radebeul in 1946. It was a nice day in spring. My husband and I were on vacation on the Elbe, and he took this photo for the memory.

I worked in Turkestan until 1945. When Minsk was liberated I wrote a letter to my college. I wrote that I was a 4-year student and requested a permit to continue my studies. They sent me such permit. In September my husband came on a short leave to Turkestan. In late September we took a train from Turkestan to Minsk. I stayed in Minsk and my husband went back to Radebeul near Dresden.

After finishing my college in 1946 I moved to my husband in Germany. I couldn't get a job. There were 40 doctors there. All officers' wives were doctors. I worked in the women's council of the army with other officers' wives. We arranged celebrations for officers and soldiers. In 1947 my first baby Mikhail was born. I had my baby in a military hospital in Dresden that was registered in Potsdam, Berlin.