Photo taken in:KievYear when photo was taken:1934Country name at time of photo:Soviet UnionCountry name today:Ukraine
This is my father's brother Grisha with his wife Mariam and their daughter Lidia. This photo was taken in Kiev in 1934.
Grisha [diminutive from Grigori], the second brother of my father, was born in 1896. In 1915 Grisha went to Kiev and graduated from the Medical faculty in Kiev University. He was a lecturer at the Medical College in Kiev. Grisha was married to his cousin sister Mariam Fooks, grandmother sister Surah's second daughter. In 1930 their daughter Lidia was born. Grisha perished at the front during the Great Patriotic War. His wife Mariam and their daughter were in evacuation in Votkinsk [Russia] during the Great Patriotic War. Mariam worked as a medical nurse. After the war they returned to Kiev. Lidia finished the Mining College in Krivoy Rog, but she worked as a teacher in the kindergarten. She married a Jewish man. She has two children: son Grisha and daughter Svetlana. Mariam died in the 1970s. Lidia lives in Kiev. She is a pensioner. Lidia's children and their families moved to Germany in the 1980s.