Evgenia Ershova's mother Sonia Gutianskaya and her mother's sister Hontsia Trahtenberg

Evgenia Ershova's mother Sonia Gutianskaya  
and her mother's sister Hontsia Trahtenberg
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  • Photo taken in:
    Sobolevka, Vinnitsa province
    Year when photo was taken:
    1916
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia pre 1917
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
My mother Sonia Trahtenberg (right) and her sister Hontsia Trahtenberg are pictured in this photo taken in Sobolevka around 1916. My mother was born in 1903. She finished her studies at the four-year Jewish elementary school and then probably studied with private teachers. My mother didn't have any certificates or diplomas, but she wrote very well in Russian and read a lot. I don't think my grandparents had other books besides religious ones at home. I guess my mother must have borrowed books from her friends or from the library. My mother's younger sister Hontsia, born in 1905, finished elementary school in Sobolevka. Around 1930 she went to Moscow and entered the Pedagogical Institute. In Moscow she married a Russian man from Yaroslavl and moved to Yaroslavl with him. Her parents respected her choice and didn't have anything against this marriage. Hontsia was a primary school teacher. Her son Arkadiy lives in Yaroslavl. Hontsia died in the mid-1980s.

Interview details

Interviewee: Evgenia Ershova
Interviewer:
Zhanna Litinskaya
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2002
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Sonia Gutianskaya
Jewish name:
Hontsia
Year of birth:
1903
City of birth:
Sobolevka, Vinnitsa province
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1964
City of death:
Kiev
Country of death:
Russia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Manual laborer
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Trahtenberg
    Year of changing: 
    1926
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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