Sarra Shpitalnik and her husband Moisey Shpitalnik during a tour of Pushkin's places

Sarra Shpitalnik and her husband Moisey Shpitalnik during a tour of Pushkin's places
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  • Photo taken in:
    Mikhailovskoye
    Year when photo was taken:
    1966
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Russia
This is me, second from left, and my husband Moisey Shpitalnik, third from left, during our tour of Pushkin's places. This photo was taken in Mikhailovskoye in 1966. We and other tourists are crossing the bridge over the Sorot River. My husband and I were fond of classical music and had season tickets to the Philharmonic. When the opera theater opened in Kishinev we went to all the premieres. We also went to drama performances and the cinema. My husband and I often went on vacations together to Northern Caucasus, Poland, the Volga and to Pushkin's places. We particularly enjoyed this tour since we were both very fond of Pushkin. My husband was rather a prosaic man, but there he couldn't help reciting poems. This was at the time when Geichenko was director of the Pushkin preservation and he organized everything in the best way. We visited Mikhaylovskoye and Trigorskoye, the Sviatogorsk monastery where Pushkin was buried. This tour ended with spending ten days in Leningrad. Our friends in Kishinev comprised about ten Jewish couples. Moisey and I were the youngest in this company. We were more Soviet-minded while the others came from former Zionist organizations during the Romanian rule: Betar, Gordonia.

Interview details

Interviewee: Sarra Shpitalnik
Interviewer:
Nathalia Fomina
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2004
Chisinau, Moldova

KEY PERSON

Sarra Shpitalnik
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Kishinev
Country name at time of birth:
Moldova
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Bibliographer
Family names
  • Previous family name: 
    Molchanskaya
    Year of changing: 
    1951
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage

Other Person

Moisey Shpitalnik
Jewish name:
Sarra
Year of birth:
1928
City of birth:
Rybnitsa
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
2003
City of death:
Kishinev
Country of death:
Moldova
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
after WW II:
Agronomist

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