Max Shif

Max Shif
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  • Photo taken in:
    Berlin
    Year when photo was taken:
    1945
    Country name at time of photo:
    Germany, 1870-1945
    Country name today:
    Germany
This is a snapshot of the military unit in which my Uncle Max Shif served. He is sitting in the middle of the first row with his fellow soldiers. Max was born in 1893 in Minsk, graduated from a commercial school, and worked as a division head at the Ministry of Commerce in Belorussia. At the beginning of the war he was involved in the evacuation of the documents of the People's Commissariat, so he sent a car for his family in order to evacuate them from Minsk. But his father and sisters remained in Minsk. He learned of that only after a month, when Minsk was already occupied by the Germans. Max survived the war and died in 1946. In 1941 he learned that his children, Yasha and Fanya , had escaped from the ghetto.

Interview details

Interviewee: Inna Rajskaya
Interviewer:
Bella Shevchuk
Month of interview:
November
Year of interview:
2001
Saint Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Max Shif
Year of birth:
1893
City of birth:
Minsk
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1946
City of death:
Minsk
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Economist
after WW II:
-

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