Evgenia Gendler’s daughter Victoria Gendler

+
  • Photo taken in:
    Anapa
    Year when photo was taken:
    1961
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Russia
My daughter Victoria on the beach in summer. This photo was taken in Anapa in 1961. In 1956 our daughter, Victoria was born. Our children brought us happiness. They studied well, liked reading, going to the theater and doing sports. Our daughter had a beautiful voice. She studied singing at the music school. My husband and I liked spending time with our children. In summer we traveled to the Crimea and the Caucasus Mountains. Our children liked swimming in the sea and we enjoyed our time together. Sometimes we spent vacations with our friends. My husband and I went on tours to different places in the USSR. When our children grew up and had other things to do my husband and I went to recreation centers in Subcarpathia. My daughter Victoria entered the Faculty of Vocal at the Conservatory. Her teachers said she was going to become a wonderful singer, but it was not to be. My daughter died of anaphylactic shock during a trivial larynx flushing with penicillin in 1979. I won't even mention what a hard blow Victoria's death was on us. We buried her in the town cemetery in Uzhhorod. It wasn't a Jewish funeral. After my daughter died I lost interest in life. I became of retirement age and submitted my letter of resignation at work. My colleagues told me that I would feel better being among people, but I left. We didn't observe Jewish traditions in the family. In my husband's position it was not allowed to bring up our children knowing that they were Jews. Of course, the children knew that they were Jews and they didn't keep it a secret, but we were not raising them Jewish.

Interview details

Interviewee: Evgenia Gendler
Interviewer:
Ella Levitskaya
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2003
Uzhhorod, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Victoria Gendler
Year of birth:
1956
City of birth:
Uzhhorod
Country name at time of birth:
USSR
Year of death:
1979
City of death:
Uzhhorod
Country of death:
USSR

More films from this country

More photos from this country

Eva Ryzhevskaya
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf03 mnesdcuix8