Photo taken in:MogilyovYear when photo was taken:1915Country name at time of photo:Russia pre 1917Country name today:UkraineName of the photographer / studio:Perelman
This is Revekka Landau, my stepfather's sister, and her friend. The photo was taken in Mogilyov in 1915. 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.