Photo taken in:OrheiYear when photo was taken:1925Country name at time of photo:RomaniaCountry name today:MoldovaName of the photographer / studio:Lapanov Photo Studio
My sister Elka Muchnik wearing her gymnasium uniform. This photo was taken in Orhei in 1925, the Lapanov Photo Studio, 15, Torgovaya Street.
My sister Elka finished the Romanian gymnasium with honors . Then she went to Bucharest, where she entered university: Uncle Iosif Pagis advised her to enter the Pharmaceutical Faculty. Several years later Elka realized this wasn’t what she wanted to do. She liked literature. While continuing her studies at the Pharmaceutical Faculty she entered the Faculty of Literature and Philosophy of this University. Elka graduated with two diplomas: in Pharmacology and Literature. She went to work in the Jewish school in the town of Arciz. She worked as a teacher. In 1933 she married Mendel Vinograd, the director of this school.