Shaya Detinko with party comrades

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  • Photo taken in:
    Leningrad
    Year when photo was taken:
    1935
    Country name at time of photo:
    Soviet Union
    Country name today:
    Russia

First from the left at the table in an armchair with crossed legs is my husband Shaya, when he was the rector of Higher Communist University. He is depicted with his comrades at work. That photo was made in 1935. Second from the right at the table holding a sheet of a paper is Yuri Repin, a friend of my husband. I remember him well. He came to us, and told me that he hid this photo so that it couldn't be found among his papers, because Detinko, my husband, had been arrested.

I remember from the stories of my husband that the Repins were very honest people. They could not have betrayed him, it just couldn't be. All of them were convinced communists and lived with permanent fear that they would be living today, and tomorrow they would be in a prison camp.

Interview details

Interviewee: Haya-Lea Detinko
Interviewer:
Bella Shevchuk
Month of interview:
January
Year of interview:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Shaya Detinko
Year of birth:
1903
City of birth:
Rovno
Country name at time of birth:
Poland
Year of death:
1968
City of death:
Leningrad
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Rector of Higher Communist Political University
after WW II:
Professor of Higher Communist Political University

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