Anna Galyorkina with niece Bella Deshalyt and grand-niece Anya

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  • Photo taken in:
    Leningrad
    Year when photo was taken:
    1930
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Russia

From left to right: Anna (Khaya-Rokha) Galyorkina, daughter of Leiba Galyorkin, my grandmothers' brother; Anya, granddaughter and Bella, daughter of Anna's brother, Girsh Galyorkin, who perished in the pogrom in 1919.

Anna Lvovna (Leibovna) is 54 years old here, Bella is 25 and her daughter Anya is 4 years old.

Anna was born in 1880 and was a revolutionary in her youth. She had a sham marriage with a famous social democrat Iosif Solomonovich Blumenfeld. He died during the war.

Anna Lvovna Galyorkina did not get married for the second time. She worked as a teacher in Lonjoumo [France] in a school of professional revolutionaries in the 1910s.

After returning to her motherland in the 1920s she worked in a library of the Leningrad Polytechnical Institute and later became a personal pensioner, owned awards and had a good state pension.

Anna died in 1942 in Balashikha near Moscow in 1944 of cancer.

Bella worked as an accountant in trade, married Deshalt [name unknown], her daughter Anna Deshalt graduated from the Institute of Foreign Languages and worked at the Foreign Department of the Leningrad State University Library.

She was single and lives now in Leningrad. she is very sick and disabled.

Interview details

Interviewee: Susanna Breido
Interviewer:
Lyudmila Lyuban
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Anna Galyorkina
Jewish name:
Chaya-Rokha
Year of birth:
1876
Decade of birth:
1876
City of birth:
Polotsk
Country name at time of birth:
Soviet Union
Year of death:
1944
City of death:
Balashikha
Country of death:
USSR
Died where:
Balashikha
Occupation
before WW II:
Librarian

Other Person

Anna Deshalyt
Year of birth:
1926
City of birth:
Leningrad
Country name at time of birth:
USSR
Occupation
after WW II:
Librarian, invalid
  • Previous family name: 
    Galyorkina
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1950

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