Boris Zauer

Boris Zauer
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  • Photo taken in:
    Tartu
    Year when photo was taken:
    1991
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Estonia
This photo of my grandson, Boris, was taken in the hostel of Tartu University in 1991. Boris studied at the university's Faculty of Medicine. He and his Jewish friends dreamed about Israel. We began to obtain the documents necessary to emigrate. But Fate managed otherwise. During the Chernobyl accident, Boris served in the Soviet Army not far from Chernobyl. Some years later, his health started to deteriorate and we lost him in 1992. It was a very terrible blow for us. Soon after that, Anatoly had a heart attack. Our move to Israel was canceled. His sister, Anna, took a correspondence course at the Jewish University in Moscow for two years. She left for Israel in 1997. She married a French Jew. Anna is a nurse, and she lives and works in Jerusalem.

Interview details

Interviewee: Sarah Zauer
Interviewer:
Aleksandr Dusman
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2001
Kohtla-Jarve, Estonia

KEY PERSON

Boris Zauer
Year of birth:
1968
City of birth:
Kohtla-Jarve
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1992
City of death:
Narva
Country of death:
Estonia

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