Revekka and Sergei Shmaria Landau

Revekka and Sergei Shmaria Landau
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  • Photo taken in:
    Mogilyov
    Country name at time of photo:
    Russia pre 1917
    Country name today:
    Ukraine
    Name of the photographer / studio:
    Perelman
This is a picture of my stepfather, Sergei Shmaria Landau, and his older sister Revekka Landau in their childhood. The photo was taken in Mogilyov in the 1900s. My mother, Maria Vulih, got married for the second time in 1953. My stepfather Sergei Shmaria Gershevich Landau was a very interesting man. He came from the family of a Jewish millionaire from Mogilyov, who was a citizen of honor in town. Bolsheviks expropriated their fortune, but he and his older sister Revekka never regretted it and lived like any Soviet common clerk. Revekka, born in the late 1880s, studied at Sorbonne University [in France] and knew several foreign languages. She was a physician. During the war she was a military doctor in the army. After the war she lived in Kiev and worked as a doctor until she retired. She died in Kiev when she was 90. She never married and didn't have any children.

Interview details

Interviewee: Ada Dal
Interviewer:
Elena Zaslavskaya
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2002
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Revekka Landau
Decade of birth:
1880
City of birth:
Mogilyov
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1970
City of death:
Kiev
Country of death:
Russia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Doctor
after WW II:
Doctor

Other Person

Sergei Landau
Jewish name:
Revekka
Year of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Mogilyov
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1969
City of death:
Kiev
Country of death:
Russia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Lawyer
after WW II:
Lawyer

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