Isaak Rabinovich, Michael and Olga Botvinnik

Isaak Rabinovich, Michael and Olga Botvinnik
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  • Photo taken in:
    Moscow
    Year when photo was taken:
    1959
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Russia
This is my father, Isaak Rabinovich, with cousin Michael Botvinnik and Michael's daughter Olga. Father studied mathematics and became a scientific researcher at the astrophysics laboratory of the Academy of Sciences. Father was an outstanding popularizer of mathematical and astronomical knowledge for wide circles of the population. He is the author of 186 written works. My family settled in Kraslava by the beginning of the 19th century, when Zalman Rabinovich was invited to become the local rabbi by Count Plater. The Platers attracted Jews to the area, both for trade and for crafts. They treated Jews very well and were very loyal. Zalman Rabinovich had two sons - Abram-Tuvia (Tobias) and Samuil. Both sons followed the progressive Jewish movement known as Haskalah. Both sons were extremely devoted to education, knowledge and the study of secular sciences. They no longer adhered to traditional Jewish religion. Both brothers are my great-grandfathers. Tobias's son, my grandfather, Moisei Rabinovich, married his cousin Masha Rabinovich, Samuil's daughter. Masha's sister Shifra married Moisei Botvinnik, and had two sons. One of them was Michael. Michael originally studied to become an electrical engineer. He became the chess champion of the world.

Interview details

Interviewee: Vladimir Rabinovich
Interviewer:
Svetlana Kovalchuk
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2002
Riga, Latvia

KEY PERSON

Isaak Rabinovich
Year of birth:
1911
City of birth:
Kraslava
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1976
City of death:
Riga
Country of death:
Latvia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher
after WW II:
Teacher

Other Person

Michael Botvinnik
Year of birth:
1911
City of birth:
Petersburg
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1995
City of death:
Moscow
Country of death:
Russia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Chess player
after WW II:
Chess champion

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