Dobre Rozenbergene with her husband Sholom Ruvim and friends

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  • Photo taken in:
    Jurbarkas
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Lithuania

This picture was taken by our house in Jurbarkas in the mid-1950s. We had to sell it since my husband was to work in another town. The picture was taken before our departure. My husband and I are standing to the right, my friend Miriam is to the left with her husband Yankle and daughter Channa. They bought our house.

I got married in 1946. My husband worked as a deputy chairman of the district administration of the Consumer’s Council. He was a very honest, decent and literate man, so the leaders appreciated him. When anti-Semitic campaigns commenced in the country, we were also affected by them. It turned out that my uncle Iosif from the USA was looking for me at that time. He was happy to find me alive. He wrote me a letter, saying that he was old and couldn’t come for a visit, but he was willing to help us. Iosif started sending us parcels. At that time any relationship with capitalist counties was unacceptable, especially for Party members. My husband was called in front of the municipal committee, where he was reminded that his wife came from a rich family. Sholom got away with a stringent reprimand, but he was fired. He was unemployed for one year and only a year after Stalin’s death [1953] he was offered a job in another town.

Interview details

Interviewee: Dobre Rozenbergene
Kaunas, Lithuania

KEY PERSON

Dobre Rozenbergene
Jewish name:
Dobre
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Jurbarkas
Country name at time of birth:
Lithuania
Occupation
after WW II:
Worker in the bakery, technical controller at textile factory
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Most
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Sholom Ruvim Rozenbergas
Jewish name:
Sholom Ruvim
Year of birth:
1923
City of birth:
Jurbarkas
Country name at time of birth:
Lithuania
Year of death:
1997
City of death:
Kaunas
Country of death:
Lithuania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Chairman of consumers' council, director of ceramics plant

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