David Braginsky

David Braginsky
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  • Photo taken in:
    Kiev
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
This is a portrait of my father David Braginsky. The photo was taken in the 1930's, place unknown. My father was an engineer by profession. In 1937 he was as a master of a workshop of some factory in Podol. This factory put out plastic articles. I don't know what institute he had graduated from. We knew little about the course of the war, and had no idea what the Germans did to the Jews. We received not a single letter from my father from the front. We learnt about his death somewhere in Austria only after the war. My mother graduated from the Knekker college after the revolution. I don't remember where she worked prior to the war. My mother was a real lady, while my father was a very elegant man. They were a beautiful couple. At home we spoke Russian; mother and father would start speaking Yiddish only when my sister and I weren't to know what they were talking about. Neither my sister nor I wanted to learn Yiddish - at the time it was out of fashion.

Interview details

Interviewee: Lilya Finberg
Interviewer:
Tatyana Chayka
Month of interview:
September
Year of interview:
2001
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

David Braginsky
Decade of birth:
1890
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1942
Died where:
No information
Occupation
before WW II:
Engineer

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