Ihil Shraibman and his first wife Olga Kalyusskaya

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  • Photo taken in:
    Bucharest
    Year when photo was taken:
    1934
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

This is me with my first wife, Olga Kalyusskaya. This photo was taken in Bucharest in 1934. We were photographed by the door of a mansion that Olga liked very much.

When I turned 19, I was conscripted to the army. When my army service was over, I moved to Bucharest from Iasi. I stayed a while in a dormitory. Its director was my acquaintance from Rashkov. Then I went to work as a prompter at the Jewish theater. I started writing.I married Olga Kalyusskaya, who came from Vadul-Rashkov, in my second year in Bucharest. She was a midwife. We met at one of my friends’ place. I don’t think she was interested in me, when we had seen each other before living in Bucharest: she was a damsel and I was still a pup. Olga was eight years older than me. She was born to the family of Yefim Kalyusski, a farmer. Olga’s father had died and I could hardly remember him. Olga left Rashkov after finishing school and finished a midwives’ course in Bucharest, I think. She was an extraordinarily kind person and people liked her. She had many friends. Actually, we didn’t register our relations, but started living together. Later, when the Cuzists came to power we registered our marriage in the town registry. I continued working at the theater and writing. I had my stories published in newspapers in Warsaw and America. My first book of short stories and essays, ‘Meine Heftn’ [My notebooks], was published in Bucharest in 1939. 

Later in 1940 Olga and I moved to Kishinev and rented an apartment.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ihil Shraibman
Interviewer:
Nathalia Fomina
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2004
Kishinev, Moldova

KEY PERSON

Ihil Shraibman
Year of birth:
1913
City of birth:
Vadul-Rashkov
Country name at time of birth:
Russia pre 1917
Occupation
before WW II:
Writer
after WW II:
Writer

Other Person

Olga Kalyusskaya
Year of birth:
1905
City of birth:
Vadul-Rashkov
Country name at time of birth:
Russia pre 1917
Year of death:
1967
City of death:
Kishinev
Country of death:
USSR
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Mildwife
after WW II:
Mildwife

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