Rachel Gitelis' brother Berl Gitelis

Rachel Gitelis' brother Berl Gitelis
+
  • Photo taken in:
    Odessa
    Year when photo was taken:
    1938
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
My older brother Berl after he returned from the Caucasus where he was working with my father. The photo was taken in Odessa in 1938. My brother was born in 1916 in Ladyzhin. He finished secondary school in 1932 and entered the Odessa Machine Building College. He studied there several years, but then quit and went to work as a nickel plater with my father in the Caucasus. He fell ill in 1938 and died in 1940. He was a very talented and handsome boy. His death was a terrible blow to our family, and my father said that there wouldn't be any music or entertainment in our house for a year. After a year had passed, he turned on the music and said that life was to go on. My brother was buried in the Jewish cemetery in Slobodka. During the war the cemetery was ruined and we couldn't find his grave after the war.

Interview details

Interviewee: Rachel Gitelis
Interviewer:
Alexandr Tonkonogiy
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2002
Odessa, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Berl Gitelis
Year of birth:
1916
City of birth:
Ladyzhin
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1940
City of death:
Odessa
Country of death:
Russia
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Manual laborer

More photos from this country

glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf03 mnesdcuix8