Valentina’s sister Tsitsilia Vul

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  • Photo taken in:
    Leningrad
    Country name at time of photo:
    USSR
    Country name today:
    Russia

Tsilya - my sister [1924-1950].

My sister [Tsitsilia] was 3 years older than I was, she was born in 1924, and I - in 1927, and 10 years later my brother Vladimir was born there, in Vladikavkaz [1937].

In Sverdlovsk [nowadays Ekaterinburg] I finished a medical assistants school, I entered it in 1943, and graduated in 1945, received a specialty. And for Tsilya Mum rented a room, and she lived independently and was a student of the Pedagogical Institute in Sverdlovsk.

Tsilya is my sister, she was 3 years older than I. She was brought an honest and respectable person and was very clever. She received only excellent marks.

After graduation from the institute she was a teacher, taught literature and the Russian language, and when they returned from evacuation in 1946, she was a teacher in Koltushy [a small town near Leningrad].

It was a time of starvation and some teachers used to rob children, and she struggled against it, put up a whole fight. She ended up with an infarct and died in 1950, very young.

My brother, Vul Vladimir Abramovich, was born in 1937 in Vladikavkaz. My brother is alive, but he is seriously ill. He lost his first son. The boy left for school once, in his 10th from, and didn't return. He was tripped up, fell down and had his abdominal aorta ruptured.

They could not rescue him, and the boy died. My brother had an infarct. And recently he endured a very serious oncological operation of intestines. He is sick, but both him and me have a very strong will.

Probably, inherited from our father. He is an invalid of the second group, but he still teaches in a technical institute, and he has a doctor's degree.

His son, Vitaly, born in 1980, is a student of physics and mathematics faculty at the Saint Petersburg State University.

Interview details

Interviewee: Valentina Fidelman
Interviewer:
Ulyana Balashova
Month of interview:
February
Year of interview:
2002
St. Petersburg, Russia

KEY PERSON

Tsitsilia Vul
Year of birth:
1924
City of birth:
Smela
Country name at time of birth:
USSR
Year of death:
1950
City of death:
Leningrad
Country of death:
USSR
Occupation
before WW II:
Schoolgirl
after WW II:
Teacher

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