My maternal grandfather - Yakov Levin

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  • Photo taken in:
    Leningrad
    Year when photo was taken:
    1939
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Russia
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    photographic studio in Liteyny prospect

As my grandfather (1870s-1942) was Levite, he prayed during every Jewish holiday, he put on his special clothes (something white) and a kippah and prayed. Old people came to his place; I remember it and I saw it. They came to him, because all holidays were celebrated at my grandfather's - he was Levite; he belonged to Levites in some degree. I remember my grandfather specially dressed, praying, and everybody repeating after him. 

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Yakov Levin
Jewish name:
Yakov
Decade of birth:
1870
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Leningrad
Country of death:
USSR
Died where:
Leningrad
Occupation
before WW II:
Miller

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