Inna Rajskaya's paternal grandfather, Iosif Shif

Inna Rajskaya's paternal grandfather,  Iosif Shif
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  • Photo taken in:
    Minsk
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    W. Borcttil studio
This is a picture of my paternal grandfather - Iosif Shif. It is a formal portrait made at the W. Borcttil photographic studio in Minsk, which is why grandfather was wearing a white shirt and a bow-tie. My grandfather was born in 1870, but where ? I don?t know. He lived his entire life in Minsk. I know little about his family, just that they were not very prosperous but tried nonetheless to educate their children. In 1890 Grandpa completed his education in pedagogy and became a teacher in a Jewish school in Minsk. He taught young children both in his own family and in other families, among them the Borishanskie children. And so it happened that my grandmother, Feiga-Tsipa Elkonovna Borishanskaya, and Grandpa Iosif fell in love and later got married.

Interview details

Interviewee: Inna Rajskaya
Interviewer:
Bella Shevchuk
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2001
Saint Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Iosif Shif
Year of birth:
1870
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Minsk
Died where:
Minsk
Occupation
before WW II:
Accountant, taught Hebrew, wrote books
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