Avrum Alterman and his family

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  • Photo taken in:
    Kishinev
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Moldova

This is a family photograph of my mother's brother Avrum Alterman. Sitting from left to right: Avrum, his son-in-law, his wife Basya. Standing from left to right are the Avrums daughters: Charna, Molka and Tsilya, and their husbands. The picture was taken in Kishinev in the 1970s.

The youngest in my grandparents’ family, Avrum, born in 1918, became a tailor. He evacuated with our family when the Great Patriotic War started and then at the beginning of the war went to the front as a volunteer. Avrum was severely wounded, and lost his arm. When he came back from the hospital, he settled in Kokand with me and my mother. We returned to Kishinev together. After that Avrum married a Jewish woman, Basya, and adopted three children: Charna, named after Grandmother, Tsilya and Molka. They all currently reside in Israel. Avrum’s daughters have their own families. His senile wife Basya is at a hospice, and Avrum stays with each of his daughters in turns.

Interview details

Interviewee: Molka Mirskaya
Interviewer:
Zhanna Litinskaya
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2004
Kishinev, Moldova

KEY PERSON

Avrum Alterman
Jewish name:
Avrum
Year of birth:
1918
City of birth:
Kishinev
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
before WW II:
Tailor
after WW II:
Tailor

Other Person

Basya Alterman
Jewish name:
Basya
Decade of birth:
1920
City of birth:
Kishinev
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

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