Galina Shkolnikova with her aunt Rakhil Farber

Galina Shkolnikova with her aunt Rakhil Farber
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  • Photo taken in:
    Moscow
    Year when photo was taken:
    2000
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia
    Country name today:
    Russia
This is me (on the right) with my aunt Rakhil Farber. The picture was taken in Moscow, where she lives with her daughter and grandson in Khamovniki near Lev Tolstoy's manor. I visited them when my husband died because I had to distract myself from my grief. My husband, Alexander Shkolnikov, worked a lot, even after he was diagnosed with an incurable illness in 1991. He only stopped working in 1999, when he was confined to bed. He died in 2000, to my enormous grief. He was buried in the Jewish cemetery and rests in the same grave as his father. After his death I was in a very bad condition, and only a trip to my Aunt Rakhil and cousin Eleonora in Moscow and their sympathy softened my anguish a little. Afterwards I was able to carry on. My children are already grown-ups and have families of their own. My husband liked to joke that our children corrected our mistake: we got married late, they got married early, at the age of 19. Now they live separately from me. I live alone in our old apartment.

Interview details

Interviewee: Galina Shkolnikova
Interviewer:
Inna Gimila
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Galina Shkolnikova
Jewish name:
Doba
Year of birth:
1938
City of birth:
Leningrad
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Farber
    Year of changing: 
    1970
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Rakhil Farber
Jewish name:
Galina
Year of birth:
1909
City of birth:
Berislav
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
before WW II:
Technician/engineer
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences

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