Mira Mlotok’s great sister Sonia

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  • Year when photo was taken:
    1941
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

My great sister Sonia, daughter of my mother’s sister, Leia. The photo was made on front in 1941.The mother’s eldest sister, Leah, married a man ill with tuberculoses. He took her out of Khorol into a village in Poltava region. He was Jewish and a talented man. She bore seven children from her ill husband. He soon died. She had no profession, so she learned to sew and her children worked the soil since early age; her boys also fished and thus they did not starve to death, but they were very poor. They had only one pair of shoes for all the children, so they went to school in turns. The boys walked barefoot even in winter. But they survived. The girls, Rosa and Sonya were put into basement to hide from Denikin soldiers, so they had problems with their legs and feet for the rest of their lives. Sonya worked as a doctor and Rosa - as an engineer in Kharkov.

Interview details

Interviewee: Mira Mlotok
Interviewer:
Ella Orlikova
Month of interview:
March
Year of interview:
2002
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Sonia Karasik
Jewish name:
Sonia
Year of birth:
1917
City of birth:
Khorol, Poltava region
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1983
City of death:
Khorol
Country of death:
Russia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
baby physician
after WW II:
baby physician

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