Minna Birman’s brother Ilia Birman with his wife Taya and their son Igor

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  • Photo taken in:
    Grozny
    Year when photo was taken:
    1957
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Russia

This is my brother Ilia Birman with his wife Taya and their son Igor. This photo was taken in Grozny in 1957.

During the war our family was evacuated to Tashkent. Ilia was eager to go to the front. He continuously went to a military registry office requesting them to send him to the frontline. Chief of the registry office got so tired of him that he burned Ilia's passport, wrote that his year of birth was 1926 instead of 1927 and sent him to the army in 1944. Ilia studied in a sniper school in Kushka. Then he studied in Volskoye technical school and after finishing it in 1945 he was sent to an aviation regiment that moved to Austria. Ilia was a technician in a squadron. At the end of the war he was in Austria. After the war Ilia served in the army for 7 years.  He finished his service in Grozny where he married a local woman. Her name was Taya Shubina, Russian. He moved to Odessa with his wife. We made Ilia finish the 10th grade. Is wife didn't want to live in Odessa and they moved to Grozny. Ilia finished the Oil College. His wife worked as a seamstress. In 1956 their son Igor was born.

Interview details

Interviewee: Minna Birman
Interviewer:
Natalia Riazanova
Month of interview:
December
Year of interview:
2003
Odessa, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Ilia Birman
Year of birth:
1927
City of birth:
Odessa
Country name at time of birth:
USSR
Year of death:
1992
City of death:
Odessa
Country of death:
Ukraine
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical

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