Uscher and Perl Mirskiys

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  • Photo taken in:
    Bucharest
    Country name at time of photo:
    Romania
    Country name today:
    Romania

These are my husband's parents, Uscher Mirskiy and Perl Mirskayka. The picture was taken in 1931 or 1932 at their wedding anniversary in Bucharest.

My beloved, a Jewish guy called Aron Mirskiy, was born in Bucharest in 1932. His father Uscher was a locomotive mechanic and his mother Perl was a housewife. Aron was an only child. In 1940 his family moved to Kishinev like many other Jews. Uscher went to the front from here and perished during the Great Patriotic War. His single younger brother, who survived the war, married Perl when he got back.

When I met Aron he was a student of the Lvov Polytechnic Institute. We got married after he graduated from university in 1957. Our marriage was registered on 24th December, and our modest wedding was held on the 31st. The celebration took place at home with rather modest food and with gramophone music. At that time Jewish traditions weren’t observed in our families, so nobody even mentioned the possibility of having a Jewish wedding. We moved to the house of Aron’s mother and his stepfather. Their house was built in the suburbs of Kishinev after the war.

Interview details

Interviewee: Molka Mirskaya
Interviewer:
Zhanna Litinskaya
Month of interview:
July
Year of interview:
2004
Kishinev, Moldova

KEY PERSON

Uscher Mirskiy
Jewish name:
Uscher
Decade of birth:
1900
City of birth:
1900
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
City of death:
Kishinev
Country of death:
USSR
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Mechanic
after WW II:
Mechanic

Other Person

Perl Mirskaya
Jewish name:
Perl
Decade of birth:
1900
City of birth:
Bucharest
Country name at time of birth:
Romania
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
Housewife
after WW II:
Housewife

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