Ida Limonova's uncle Ekhil Gelbartovich

Ida Limonova's uncle Ekhil Gelbartovich
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  • Photo taken in:
    Kharkov
    Year when photo was taken:
    1905
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia pre 1917
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Cabinet-Portrait photoshop, Kharkov
My mother's older brother, Ekhil Gelbartovich, when he was 27 years old. The photo was taken at the Cabinet-Portrait photoshop in Kharkov in 1905. He had this photo taken to mail it to his fiancee. My mother's sisters and brothers were all born in Kharkov except for Ekhil, who was born in Poland. In the late 1880s my grandparents and their first-born son, Ekhil moved to Kharkov due to growing anti-Semitism in Poland and the polonization of industry and commerce. Ekhil studied at cheder and lived in Kharkov for some time. During the Russian-Japanese war [1904-1905] he was at the front. He returned from the war as a grown-up man. He had a beautiful uniform: a dark jacket with shining buttons, a buckle on his belt with a double eagle, a cap with a cockade and shoulder straps. Later Ekhil worked as a locksmith. His wife's name was Liya. They had a son called Abram. During World War II he was in evacuation in Saratov. His son Abram and his family live in Chicago, USA, now.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ida Limonova
Interviewer:
Inna Zlotnik
Month of interview:
August
Year of interview:
2002
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Ekhil Gelbartovich
Year of birth:
1881
City of birth:
Kharkov
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1955
City of death:
Kharkov
Country of death:
Russia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Employed by craftsman
after WW II:
Manual laborer

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