Lev Dubinski’s mother Maria Dubinskaya

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  • Photo taken in:
    Belaya Tserkov
    Year when photo was taken:
    1910
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia pre 1917
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

My mother Maria Reizis, photographed on her 17th birthday in Belaya Tserkov, 1910.

My maternal grandfather Meyer Reizis was born in a town near Belaya Tserkov in 1864. He finished cheder, but he didn't continue his studies. He was smart and though.  He worked at a mill sorting out bags with grain and then he became an assistant accountant in an office.  His wife Liya was born in a town near Belaya Tserkov in 1867. After the wedding the newly weds moved to Belaya Tserkov. My grandfather earned little for sorting bags and my grandmother kept cows and sold dairies. They had five children.

My mother Maria Reizis was born in 1893 in Belaya Tserkov. My mother was beautiful and smart. She was one of the best pupils in the grammar school in Belaya Tserkov. She finished grammar school with honors. When in 1915 the Pale of Settlement was abolished my grandfather Meyer decided to move his family to Kiev. He wanted his son Moisey to get a good education and arrange successful marriages for his daughters.

Interview details

Interviewee: Lev Dubinski
Interviewer:
Roman Lenchovski
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2002
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Maria Dubinskaya
Year of birth:
1893
City of birth:
Belaya Tserkov
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1983
City of death:
Kiev
Country of death:
USSR
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Reizis
    Year of changing: 
    1916
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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