Solomon Skoblo

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  • Fénykép készítésének helye:
    Pskov
    Fénykép készítésének éve:
    1921
    Ország neve a fénykép készültekor:
    Russia
    Ország neve ma::
    Russia

This is my paternal grandfather, Solomon Skoblo. This picture was taken in Pskov, before he left with one of his sons, Abram, for England in 1921.

My grandpa Solomon owned a small store and sold ironmongery. He was a respected man at the local synagogue. He had a very big family. I cannot imagine how he supported the whole family. They weren't very well-to-do, I would say they lived quite modestly. My grandpa probably made some money on the side. He was a very pious man and always fulfilled various public tasks he received at the synagogue. For example, he collected notes that visitors wrote to the rabbi and read them to him after the prayer when everybody had left. He also collected money from idaka [a box for donations]. He had a place of his own there. In 1921 his son Abram took him away to England. Grandpa and Abram had problems with the Bolshevist power: they were against the Bolsheviks so they had to escape abroad to avoid a possible massacre. Grandpa died in England after the war.

Interjú adatok

Interjúalany: Alexandra Ribush
Interjúkészítő neve:
Inna Gimila
Interjú készítésének hónapja:
March
Interjú készítésének éve:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

Kulcsfigura

Solomon Skoblo
Születés évtizede:
1870
Születési hely:
Vitebsk
Ország neve a fénykép készültekor::
Russia
Halálozási év:
1940
Country of death:
United Kingdom
Meghalt:
after WW II
Foglalkozása
II. világháború előtt:
Self-employed craftsman in non-elite crafts

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