Golda Gutner ‘s aunt, sister of mother, Rakhil Lurye, with her groom Aron Gopin

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  • Photo taken in:
    Konotop
    Year when photo was taken:
    1914
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia pre 1917
    Country name today:
    Russia

My aunt, sister of my mother, Rakhil Lurye, with her groom Aron Gopin. 1914, Konotop.

Let me start with my grandfather, my mother's father. I don't know where he came from. I only know that he was born into a very poor Jewish family. His name was Boruch Lurye. He was a tinsmith and owned a workshop with work-hands in Konotop. The buckets and other articles they made they took to fairs. Mother told me that as a young man my grandfather was a solider. At that time soldiers were to serve in the army for 25 years. He got very sick in the army. According to my mother, the doctors told my grandfather that he should go to St. Petersburg, to the tsar himself, and get a release from the army. I don't know who received him in St. Petersburg in reality, but he took his documents about kidney disease there; he was transferred to the reserve and returned to Konotop, to his wife. Grandfather died at the age of 48, in 1905, from his kidney disease. In those times young people created families. Grandfather was around 17 years old when he married my grandmother, Fruma-Tsivye (I don't know her maiden name). She was around 16 years old. She was a housewife. They had 14 children, but only six of them survived: three sons and three daughters. The eldest child was Soreh-Liba, born in 1875. Then Meishko was born 1888, then Rakhil and Avram were born, and Shlemka was born in 1899. I have practically no memories of my grandmother Fruma-Tsivye, because she died at the end of 1918-1919, when I was too young. . 

Interview details

Interviewee: Golda Gutner
Interviewer:
Yelena Tsarovskaya
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2001
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Rakhil Lurye
Jewish name:
Rakhil
Year of birth:
1894
City of birth:
Konotop
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1976
City of death:
Kharkov
Country of death:
USSR
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Gopina
    Year of changing: 
    1914
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Aron Gopin
Jewish name:
Aron
Year of birth:
1890
City of birth:
Bobruysk
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1976
City of death:
Kharkov
Country of death:
USSR
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Joiner
after WW II:
Joiner

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