Ada Dal

Ada Dal
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  • Photo taken in:
    Kiev
    Year when photo was taken:
    1936
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
This is me, six years old. The photo was taken in Kiev in 1936. I was born into the Jewish family of Veniamin Dal and Maria Vulih in Kiev on 30th July 1932. We lived in a communal apartment where our family had two rooms. One of them had a big balcony facing the street. Two other families lived in this apartment. One was a Jewish family and the other one was Ukrainian, but we lived like good neighbors should and had no arguments. We had lots of books at home. My parents read classic and modern literature in Russian, and newspapers, of course. I remember that later, I read, like my mother. I liked it a lot. I liked fairy tales, children's poems by Barto, Mikhalkov, Marshak, the fairy tales of the Grimm Brothers, etc. I had an excellent memory when I was a child and I knew a lot by heart. I learned to read and write when I was about eight. I started school in 1940 and finished the 1st grade in May 1941.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ada Dal
Interviewer:
Elena Zaslavskaya
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2002
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Ada Dal
Year of birth:
1932
City of birth:
Kiev
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences

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