Margotte Supyan

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  • Photo taken in:
    Berlin
    Year when photo was taken:
    1930
    Country name at time of photo:
    Germany
    Country name today:
    Germany

This photograph was taken in Berlin in 1930.

It was taken by the photographer at the photo studio our family visited on the day, when my sister, Margotte, went to school for the first time. She has a cone of sweets in her hand. In Germany all children received it on their first day at school.

My sister was born on 18th May 1924 in Berlin. Her name was Margotte. She was very beautiful, in contrast to me. She attended the same Jewish school as me.

Later, already in Leningrad, before the war broke out, she managed to finish nine grades. After the end of the war she entered a Pharmaceutical Technical School. She finished it and worked as a pharmacist all her life: at first in Priozersk of Leningrad region, later in Leningrad, and then in Israel. My sister was married twice.

Her first husband was a camera-man. He was at the front line during the war. His name was Vladimir Alexandrovich Galperovich. He shot films about the Leningrad region and traveled much around it. Once, having arrived in Priozersk he met my sister and fell in love with her: she was a real beauty.

Soon they got married, and moved to Leningrad. They lived in her husband’s apartment. Unfortunately Vladimir Alexandrovich died of a heart attack when he was only 57 years old.

In 1974 my sister got married for the second time. Her second husband was 13 years older. He was a hairdresser. His name was Abram Supyan.

In 1976 they immigrated to Israel.

Interview details

Interviewee: Klara-Zenta Kanevskaya
Interviewer:
Olga Egudina
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2005
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Margotte Supyan
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Berlin
Country name at time of birth:
Germany
Year of death:
1996
City of death:
Kiryat Yearim
Country of death:
Israel
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Pharmacist
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Elenevich
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1940s
  • Previous family name: 
    Galperovich
    Year of changing: 
    1974
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

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