Mesko Nikolaj in a prayer hall

+
  • Photo taken in:
    Mukachevo
    Country name at time of photo:
    Ukraine
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

The photo was taken in our prayer hall in Mukachevo, I'm on the right. Beside me is a woman from Kiev. Every year Jews from Germany visit Mukachevo, and she accompanies them and translates for them. They come to see the cemetery, and of course how Jews in Mukachevo live, as well. I talk to them about Judaism. The photograph was probably taken in the 1990's.

I actively participate in the life of the religious community, because I'm the deputy chairman of the community. I also lead prayers, meaning I'm a cantor. We don't have a rabbi, but I know as much as a rabbi, because I studied it. So I participate in prayers as a cantor. Thanks to the synagogue I have friends to this day, because we often meet there. One of my very good friends is Schneider, who was born in 1922, and who I knew even before the war. We attended synagogue together as children. Another is Ocsi Job. I see them every day. Most often we lead discussions on how Jews live in Israel. It's horrible, because there isn't any hope that there will ever be peace there. How much terror exists in the world.

Interview details

Interviewee: Nikolai Mesko Salamonovic
Interviewer:
Pokreis & Korcok
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2005
Mukachevo , Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Nikolai Mesko Salamonovic
Jewish name:
Nusn ben Sloime
Year of birth:
1922
City of birth:
Rosos
Country name at time of birth:
Czechoslovakia
Occupation
before WW II:
Manual Laborer
after WW II:
Departmental head/manager in socialist
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Nusn Mermelstein
    Year of changing: 
    1946
    Reason for changing: 
    Communist ideology

More photos from this country

Agnessa Margolina and Israel Katz
Dora Slobodianskaya's Aunt Khaya Kislyuk, her husband Pinia Kislyuk and their son Arkadiy Kislyuk
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf03 mnesdcuix8