Sarra Eidlin with her colleagues

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  • Photo taken in:
    Gayvoron
    Year when photo was taken:
    1933
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Ukraine

This is the team from the political department of the machine-tractor station, where I worked at that time.

The photo was taken in 1933 in Gayvoron.

In the picture I am in the second row from the top, third from right.

In fall 1933 I was assigned to work at the machine-tractor station [MTS] according to the mobilization program of the YCL obkom [regional committee].

The Komsomol members were summoned and informed about the necessity to participate in works for a year. I had this stepmother, Anna Lazarevna, so I left without demur.

Total collectivization was carried out and the kolkhozes were to be strengthened. I visited various villages, conducted seminars and taught people how to arrange Komsomol meetings. I was always an active member.

I was also sent as an authorized member for sowing grain crops. There was the editor-in-chief of a house body for the political department of the MTS, Weisman.

He entrusted me with the production of Komsomol pages and dreamed about making me his secretary. But he was soon transferred to Kiev. I was left almost alone.

The newspaper was signed by the political department deputy head; all the rest was done by me: I collected materials and printed everything. The newspaper was called 'For Bolsheviks' Kolkhozes.'
In 1935 these political departments were shut down.

Interview details

Interviewee: Sarra Eidlin
Interviewer:
Inna Gimila
Month of interview:
April
Year of interview:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Sarra Eidlin
Jewish name:
Sarra
Year of birth:
1914
Decade of birth:
1910
City of birth:
Kherson
Country name at time of birth:
Ukraine
Occupation
before WW II:
Manager
after WW II:
Journalist/editor

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