Olga Medved

Olga Medved
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  • Photo taken in:
    Gulyai-Pole
    Year when photo was taken:
    1912
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia, pre 1917
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
This is a picture of Olga Medved, my oldest stepbrother Ziske's wife. The photo was taken in Gulyai-Pole in 1912. She gave this photo to my parents. She remains in our memory the way she looked on this picture. Ziske was born in 1886. He finished elementary school in Novozlatopol and worked as a shop assistant at a haberdashery in Gulyai Pole. For those that lived in Gulyai Pole it seemed a big town in the steppe. My brother married a beautiful girl called Olga, and they had two children: a boy and a girl. In 1914 when World War I began my brother was recruited to the Russian army. Ziske perished at the front. His wife notified us about his death. Olga moved to Rozovka where her parents lived. In 1919 a villager stabbed her son in the back with a fork during a row. He died. His mother was trying to help him, but the boy screamed, 'Mother, leave me alone. You can't help me'. Olga and her daughter moved to America in the early 1920s, and we lost track of her.

Interview details

Interviewee: Sima Medved
Interviewer:
Ella Orlikova
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2002
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Olga Medved
Year of birth:
1887
City of birth:
Novozlatopol
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Country of death:
USA
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife

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