My father - Yakov Melenevsky

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  • Photo taken in:
    Leningrad
    Year when photo was taken:
    1941
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Russia

During the siege my father was in Leningrad together with me. My father lost 25 kgs. We slept very close to each other, and at night it often seemed to me that he was already dead. He was not enrolled because of contagious tuberculosis. He worked at the "Krasny Napilnik" factory in Obvodny embankment and left me alone in our municipal apartment, as he did not leave the factory for weeks. This photograph was taken on the 7th of May 1941 especially for the Board of Honour  at his factory (one month and a half before the war burst out).

Interview details

Interviewee: Alexandra Melenevskaya
Interviewer:
Sofia Shifrina
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2004
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Yakov Melenevsky
Jewish name:
Yakov
Year of birth:
1895
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1948
City of death:
Leningrad
Country of death:
USSR
Died where:
Leningrad
Occupation
before WW II:
Engineer
after WW II:
Chief engineer
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Melenevsky

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