Masha and Isaak Rabinovich

Masha and Isaak Rabinovich
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  • Photo taken in:
    Kraslava
    Year when photo was taken:
    1928
    Country name at time of photo:
    Latvia, 1918-1944
    Country name today:
    Latvia
This is my grandmother Masha Rabinovich with my father, Isaak Rabinovich. The photo was taken in Kraslava in 1928. Father's parents, Moisei and Masha, got married under a chuppah, I think. They lived in Kraslava. Father, the first son, was born in 1911. He was named in honor of grandfather's brother. My father was an activist. From the beginning of the 1930s he worked in the Bund in Riga. He coordinated a successful strike of retail trade workers in 1933 that forced shop owners to increase workers' wages. Father was punished for his activity. During the revolution in Latvia in 1934, he was jailed for about three months. He was released on condition that he sign a statement obliging him to quit public activity. At the university, where he studied mathematics, my father became friendly with Vladimir Feigman. My mother, Dora Alperovich, and my father met because they were in Feigman's circle. Feigman took a great interest in photography, and his friends helped him develop snapshots. My mother and father became acquainted in a blacked-out room, printing photos, in the fall of 1939.

Interview details

Interviewee: Vladimir Rabinovich
Interviewer:
Svetlana Kovalchuk
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2002
Riga, Latvia

KEY PERSON

Masha Rabinovich
Year of birth:
1885
City of birth:
Kraslava
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1941
City of death:
Ezernieki
Country of death:
Latvia
Died where:
Ezernieki
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife

Other Person

Isaak Rabinovich
Year of birth:
1911
City of birth:
Kraslava
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1976
City of death:
Riga
Country of death:
Latvia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher
after WW II:
Teacher

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