Serafima Staroselskaya's uncles Yakov, Semyon Vigdergaus and Yefim Vigdergaus

Serafima Staroselskaya's uncles Yakov, Semyon Vigdergaus and Yefim  Vigdergaus
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  • Photo taken in:
    Nevel
    Year when photo was taken:
    1925
    Country name at time of photo:
    Soviet Union
    Country name today:
    Russia
These are my mother's brothers: first from the left is Yakov (Yankel) , next is Semyon (Shlyoma) and first from the right is Yefim (Khaim). Mother's brother Semyon (Shlyoma) finished the Red Commissars' courses. Yakov perished at the Leningrad frontline, the other brothers also participated . Yakov left two daughters who were born before the war, Galya and Edith. Mother's brother Yefim, born in 1912, served in the navy, he was man-of-war's man. Once in 1937 during the massive repressions, he mentioned in one of the conversations that people get orders like badges. Someone denunciated against him and he was put into prison. All his family was, at it was called in those days, 'incapacitated' and mother became a relative of the 'national enemy', but she never told about this at the place of her work. Later someone noticed her visiting the prison carrying parcels and informed the proper officials. Yefim stayed at Kolyma during the whole war. He got acquainted with a Russian girl, who came there with a Comsomol authorization, and a baby was born to them. They were allowed to leave Kolyma for Borovichi, since they were permitted to live only beyond 'the 101st kilometer' [1946], and his elder sister Lyuba with her husband lived in Borovichi.

Interview details

Interviewee: Serafima Staroselskaya
Interviewer:
Anna Girsheva
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Yakov Vigdergaus
Jewish name:
Shlyoma
Year of birth:
1909
City of birth:
Nevel
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1941
City of death:
Leningrad front
Died where:
Leningrad front
Occupation
before WW II:
Office worker, civil servant

Other Person

Semyon Vigdergaus
Year of birth:
1908
City of birth:
Nevel
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1972
City of death:
Leningrad
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Military officer
after WW II:
Office worker, civil servant

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