Mirrah Kogan with her husband David Teplitskiy and her daughter Reeda Teplitskaya

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  • Photo taken in:
    Odessa
    Year when photo was taken:
    1952
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

This is me and my husband David Teplitskiy, and our daughter Reeda Teplitskaya. The photo was taken in Odessa in 1952.

In 1936 my husband was recruited to the army. He finished a school of communications operators in the army and served in a communications unit. He went to the front from Batumi. He served at a rifle regiment and was the deputy political chief of the regiment. He was shell-shocked in Bulgaria in 1945. During this time David’s father died in evacuation in 1944 and his mother died in February 1946. David demobilized from the army in the rank of major in 1946. He was awarded orders and medals. 

I worked at the evacuation hospital in the former Lermontov Recreation Center. There were Soviet officers and the American, French and English military. They got treatment in the hospital before they were sent back on ships to their countries. There were American, French and English missions to support these military. They brought them chocolate and cigarettes. I met my future husband, David Teplitskiy, in the hospital. We got married in December 1945, and had our marriage registered at a civilian registry office. 

David became the chief power engineer at a wine trust in Odessa. He was the heart of any company and a very nice and smart man. All our friends and acquaintances loved him.

Our daughter Reeda was born on 14th February 1947.

Interview details

Interviewee: Mirrah Kogan
Interviewer:
Natalia Fomina
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2003
Odessa, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Mirrah Kogan
Jewish name:
Miriam
Year of birth:
1919
City of birth:
Odessa
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Occupation
after WW II:
Doctor
Family names
  • Year of changing: 
    1945
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

David Teplitskiy
Jewish name:
David
Year of birth:
1913
City of birth:
Kharkov
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1981
City of death:
Odessa
Country of death:
USSR
Died:
after WW II
Died where:
Odessa
Occupation
before WW II:
Technician/engineer
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences

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