Year when photo was taken:1963Country name at time of photo:IsraelCountry name today:Israel
Here are my husband's 2 sisters - the one on the right is Janeta Blaicher, and the one on the left is Fany Goldfracht -, and the one in front of them is Anica Goldfracht, Fany's youngest daughter. They sent us the photograph from Israel, it reads on the back: "For our dear brother, sister-in-law and our most beloved nephews. From Janeta and Fany and Anica. 01.09.1963."
My husband was born here, in the city of Botosani. His name was Mikel Finkel, Mahal [Makl] was his Jewish name. He was born in 1925, just like me. My mother-in-law's name was Gitla Finkel. My father-in-law's name was Alter Finkel - his Jewish name was Haim Iosuf -, he was born in Cernivtsi.
My husband was the youngest of the children. He had 2 older sisters, both of whom married here, in Botosani, and they left to Israel; both of them died there. But they have children. The name of the oldest was Janeta, she was married to Froim Blaicher. Froim Blaicher was the youngest of the brothers. Itic Blaicher was the oldest of the brothers; he had 2 daughters, but has passed away. They had another brother, Meer Blaicher, and a sister, Mina Blaicher. Janeta had an only son, Haimut, who keeps in touch with us by phone. The name of my father's other sister was Fany, she was married to Joil Goldfracht; she had 2 daughters, Beatrice and Anica, who live in Israel, too. Beatrice has an only son, who studied in some far-away country and then, people say, returned to Israel. [That's what] My niece, the lad's mother, told me [on the telephone], as she calls me now and then.