Remma Kogan’s father's brother Grisha with his wife Mariam Kogan and their daughter Lidia

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  • Photo taken in:
    Kiev
    Year when photo was taken:
    1934
    Country name at time of photo:
    Soviet Union
    Country 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.

Interview details

Interviewee: Remma Kogan
Interviewer:
Alexandr Tonkonogiy
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2003
Odessa, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Grisha Kogan
Year of birth:
1896
City of birth:
Novomirgorod, Kherson province
Country name at time of birth:
Russia pre 1917
Country of death:
Soviet Union
Died where:
On the front
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher

Other Person

Mariam Kogan
Decade of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Novomirgorod, Kherson province
Country name at time of birth:
Russia pre 1917
City of death:
Kiev
Country of death:
Soviet Union
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Assistant in health care
  • Previous family name: 
    Fooks
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1920

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