Photo taken in:OdessaYear when photo was taken:1929Country name at time of photo:Soviet UnionCountry name today:Ukraine
This is my mother's brother Michael Ostrovski. This photo was taken in Odessa in 1929.
My mother's brother Michael, born in Shpola in 1900, lived in Odessa. He was married to a Jewish girl named Tsylia. They didn't have any children. They lived in a communal apartment in Baranov Street near grandfather's home. Michael was an accountant in the district consumer association. Few years before the Great Patriotic War Michael had a severe surgery on his intestines and was unfit for army service. His wife and he were in evacuation in Stalinabad, Tajikistan. He worked as raw material manager in the Tajikistan consumer association. He was a very honest man. When they returned they settled down in grandfather's apartment since they failed to get their prewar apartment back. He was religious and read the Torah that grandfather gave him. He went to the synagogue in Peresyp on holidays. He died in 1978. His wife Tsylia died in 1991.