Photo taken in:KishinevYear when photo was taken:1948Country name at time of photo:USSRCountry name today:Moldova
This is my cousin Aron Lerner. This photo was taken in Kishinev in 1948. Aron was photographed during a rehearsal, he has an army belt on - a reminder of the past war. Aron was about eight years older than me. Before the war, Aron studied in the class of violin at the Conservatory. He was mobilized to the Soviet army on the first days of the war and this saved his life. He was at the front during the war, survived and met the Victory Day in Hungary. After the war Aron returned to Kishinev and worked in the State Symphonic Orchestra of Moldova. He got married and had a daughter. Aron died of cancer at the age of 53 in the early 1970s. His wife Zhanna lives in Kishinev, and their daughter Lisa moved to Israel.