Haya Lea Detinkos's elder sister Hava Blikh

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  • Photo taken in:
    Petah Tikva
    Year when photo was taken:
    1956
    Country name at time of photo:
    Israel
    Country name today:
    Israel

This is my older sister, Hava.

In 1932, my older sister, Hava, joined a kibbutz in Poland and lived there for one year. There she met Yakov Blikh, who became her boyfriend, and who helped her to emigrate from Poland to Israel where she intended to study medicine by providing the certificates for her departure and some money.

Yakov and Hava were eventually married. My parents sent her off to Israel with a plush blanket and a beautiful coat. I have a photo of her from that time. She was very beautiful and all of the available men in Rovno were in love with her.

Yakov and Hava had two children, both sons. Hava died in 1960 at the age of 44 for reasons I do not know although she did have high blood pressure. When I was in Israel, I visited my sister's grave.

Hava became a nurse and she was very respected-even loved-at the hospital where she worked. Although I did not know it for a long time, she died at work.

One of Hava's sons died young but her other son, Avraam Blikh, still lives in Israel. In 1988, when Natan, the elder son of my brother, Aron, came to visit me from Germany (he now lives in Israel too), he concealed from me that Hava was dead.

Interview details

Interviewee: Haya-Lea Detinko
Interviewer:
Bella Shevchuk
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Hava Blikh
Year of birth:
1916
City of birth:
Rovno
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Year of death:
1960
City of death:
Petakh-Tikva
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Medical assistant
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Kats
    Year of changing: 
    1935
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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