Srul and Hava Orentlikher

Srul and Hava Orentlikher
+
  • Photo taken in:
    Kishinev
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Moldova
These are my maternal grandparents: Srul and Hava Orentlikher. This photo was taken in Kishinev in the 1900s. My maternal grandfather, Srul Orentlikher, came from the town of Starokonstantinov in Ukraine. I even have a document confirming that he was a common citizen of Starokonstantinov. Grandfather Srul finished a private Russian gymnasium as an external student and was a private teacher of the Russian language. My mother told me that my grandfather was a follower of Baal Shem Tov. When my grandmother was pregnant with my mother, my grandfather perished during the Russian-Japanese war in 1905. He only left a message to call the baby Beila, if it were to be a girl. My grandmother, daughter of Shmuel Brick, was born in Bessarabia, in Kishinev, in 1878. She had many brothers and sisters, but I only knew two of them: sister Sura-Feiga and brother Srul Brick. I don't know how my grandparents met. I think they took things closer to heart in their time. When my grandfather perished, my grandmother lost her hair and forgot how to read and write: she suffered so much. She already had a son and was pregnant again. The tsarist government paid her a pension of three rubles. After Sura-Feiga died, she entered into a marriage of convenience with Zilberman, who worked at the slaughter house Beit-ha-Shkhita on Popovskaya Street, present-day Tsyrelson Lane; this building no longer exists. This is what my mother told me, I don't know any details about this marriage. All I know is that my grandmother didn't change her surname. Zilberman helped my grandmother to get a job as a cashier in the slaughter house. She lived in a two-bedroom apartment in the slaughter house which the community gave her.

Interview details

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

KEY PERSON

Srul Orentlikher
Jewish name:
Hava
Decade of birth:
1870
City of birth:
Starokonstantinov
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1905
Country of death:
China
Died:
before WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Teacher

Other Person

Hava Orentlikher
Year of birth:
1878
City of birth:
Kishinev
Country name at time of birth:
Moldova
Year of death:
1942
City of death:
Bukhara
Country of death:
Russia
Died where:
Bukhara
Occupation
before WW II:
Cashier
  • Previous family name: 
    Brick
    Reason for changing: 
    Marriage
    Decade of changing: 
    1890

More photos from this country

Liana Degtiar and her husband Ivan Barbul in the registry office
Polia Gersh and her daughter Alexandra Kravchenko
Ivan Barbul with his relatives
Theodore Magder with his mother Sima Magder
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf02 mnesdcuix8
glqxz9283 sfy39587stf03 mnesdcuix8