Inna's aunt Eli-Sheva Shif

Inna's aunt Eli-Sheva Shif
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  • Photo taken in:
    Minsk
    Year when photo was taken:
    1918
    Country name at time of photo:
    Soviet Union
In this photo you can see Eli-Sheva Shif, my aunt. In the family they called her Liza. This photo was taken in Minsk in December 1918. She was born in 1895. In this picture she is 23. Eli-Sheva lived with her father and elder sister in Minsk. They were put in a ghetto and perished in 1943. My father, Ilya Iosifovich Shif, came from a big family. Everybody spoke Yiddish and Russian in his family, and the elder brothers and sisters also had a good command of German and French. All the children were close. The family was a religious one and followed all the traditions. My father was born in 1904 in Minsk. From 1911 until the Revolution [1917] he studied in a Jewish school in Minsk. From 1920 till 1926 he worked in Minsk as a worker. His sister Sore-Elka was born in 1888, and after her mother's death she took the place of a mother for the younger children. She studied in Germany like her brother Elkona, and he and she visited Minsk on vacation. Sore-Elka got married to a certain Ura. She died in 1943.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Eli-Sheva Shif
Year of birth:
1895
City of birth:
Minsk
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1943
City of death:
Minsk
Died where:
Minsk
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
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