David Tasman, his wife and their nieces

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  • Photo taken in:
    Istanbul
    Country name at time of photo:
    Turkey
    Country name today:
    Turkey

You can see one of my mother's sisters, Ida Tasman and her husband David in this photograph.

Ida- David Tashman are sister and brother-in-law of my mother.  David Tashman was a Russian refugee.  He was a true Russian aristocrat.  He had studied dentistry in Russia and practiced this profession for a long time.  Later he ran away from the mismanagement of Russia and the pogroms and came to Istanbul.  Rumor had it that David Tashman had a son named Boris that he left back in Russia.  His wife had died but this child never came to Istanbul.  There was no communication between father and son.  After David Tashman came to Istanbul, he worked with another dentist since he did not have the right to open a clinic.  He was a very well-mannered and dignified man.  He provided very well for my aunt.  They celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.  He died at the age of 80.  He loved me a lot too.  Only, you should never play cards with him.  Because he always wanted to win.  This is a joke I remember about David Tashman.  Ida's child died while still in her womb because of the cord that was wrapped around its neck.  She did not have a child again. 

Interview details

Interviewee: Janet Arguete
Interviewer:
Feride Petilon
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2006
Istanbul, Turkey

KEY PERSON

David Tasman
Decade of birth:
1880
City of birth:
Kiev
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1960
City of death:
Istanbul
Country of death:
Turkey
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Doctor
after WW II:
Doctor

Other Person

Ida Tasman
Decade of birth:
1890
City of birth:
Salonika
Country name at time of birth:
The Ottoman Empire
Year of death:
1960
City of death:
Istanbul
Country of death:
Turkey
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
  • Previous family name: 
    Abravanel
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940

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