Dina Falkova

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  • Photo taken in:
    Dvinsk
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia, pre 1917
    Country name today:
    Latvia

This is a picture of my mother. Dina Falkova, nee Borovika, taken on the day when she was nervous about the enterance examination in literature, the subject of which was ‘Byron and World Sorrow’.

My mother was born in Ludza on 23rd May 1899. She was called Dulce in her childhood. She, just like my father, left her home when she was young. After finishing elementary school in Ludza, she gained admission to a high school in Daugavapils [until 1917 it belonged to the Province of Vitebsk, now it belongs to Latvia]. My mother was admitted, and although she was sent some money, she earned a living by teaching and by darning socks very artistically: she got one kopeck for each hole she mended.

Interview details

Interviewee: Elina Falkenshtein
Month of interview:
May
Year of interview:
2001
Riga, Latvia

KEY PERSON

Dina Falkova
Year of birth:
1899
City of birth:
Ludza
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1969
City of death:
Riga
Country of death:
USSR
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher
after WW II:
Teacher/Professor
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Borovika
    Year of changing: 
    1929
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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