Jakov Josifovich Ansher and his wife Khanna Mikhailovna

Jakov Josifovich Ansher and his wife Khanna Mikhailovna
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  • Photo taken in:
    Leningrad
    Year when photo was taken:
    1930
    Country name at time of photo:
    Soviet Union
    Country name today:
    Russia
This are my grandparents from my mother's side, Grandfather Jakov Josifovich Ansher and his wife, Khanna. My maternal grandfather, Jakov Josifovich Ansher, was born in 1870 in Ponevezh, in Lithuania. He completed four grades of high school (gymnasium) and worked as a teacher in Ponevezh. Grandma, his wife, was called Khanna Mikhailovna. (WRITTEN MIKNAILOVNA, BUT I ASSUME IT?S MIKHAILOVNA) At some point Mom's family left for Petrograd. Here, in 1916 my mother met my father and they got married. Granny and Grandpa stayed in Petrograd, where grandpa worked at a tobacco factory as a mill-hand. In 1942, during the war, they were evacuated to Molotov (now Perm), where they remained until the their deaths. They died in the 1950s, almost at the same time. They were religious people. I was told that grandpa sang in the synagogue choir. Granny and grandpa had seven children. The eldest was Aunt Polya, Polina Jacovlevna. Then came my mom, Berta Jacovlevna; she was born in Ponevezh in 1900. Then came Aunt Raya, Uncle Jasha (Jacov), Uncle Borya, Aunt Lena and Aunt Roza. All the Ansher sisters were very beautiful. My maternal grandfather, Jakov Josifovich Ansher, was born in 1870 in Ponevezh, in Lithuania. He completed four grades of high school (gymnasium) and worked as a teacher in Ponevezh. Grandma, his wife, was called Khanna Mikhailovna. At some point, Mom's family left for Petrograd (later Leningrad, now St. Petersburg). Grandpa began working there at a tobacco factory as a mill-hand. In 1942, during the war, granny and grandpa were evacuated to Perm, where they remained until the their deaths. They died in the 1950s, almost at the same time. They were religious people. I was told that grandpa sang in the synagogue choir. Granny and grandpa had seven children. The eldest was aunt Polya, Polina Jacovlevna. Then came my mom, Berta Jacovlevna; she was born in Ponevezh in 1900. Then came aunt Raya, uncle Jasha (Jacov), uncle Borya, aunt Lena and aunt Roza. All the Ansher sisters were very beautiful. .

Interview details

Interviewee: Irina Voinova
Interviewer:
Tamara Rozenzaft
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2001
Saint Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Khanna Ansher
Decade of birth:
1870
Year of death:
1950
City of death:
Molotov (Perm)
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Pensioner

Other Person

Yakov Ansher
Decade of birth:
1870
City of birth:
Ponevezh
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1950
City of death:
Molotov (Perm)
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Worker
after WW II:
Pensioner

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