Yakov Driz's uncle Boris Driz

Yakov Driz's uncle Boris Driz
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  • Photo taken in:
    Eastern Prussia
    Year when photo was taken:
    1944
    Country name at time of photo:
    Germany
    Country name today:
    Germany
Boris Driz, my uncle, my father's younger brother. Uncle Boris sent us this photo from Eastern Prussia in 1944. The inscription on the back reads: ?For long memory to my dear brother, his wife and children. Driz B.S.? Boris, my father's younger brother, served in the army and then finished his studies at an agricultural school. He liked farming. Later he became the director of the first vehicle and tractor maintenance facility in Ukraine, located in the Odessa region. Before the war, he graduated from the Academy of Agriculture in Moscow. When the war began, he went to the front. In 1945 he was in the army serving in Eastern Prussia. From there he was transferred to the Japanese front. The Ministry of Agriculture requested his return, as he was an experienced specialist. Later, he became the director of a facility responsible for the selection of grain crops. He was Chief Agriculture Specialist in the Ulianovsk region. Boris spent his last years in Ulianovsk, where he died in the 1960s.

Interview details

Interviewee: Yakov Driz
Interviewer:
Ella Levitskaya
Month of interview:
June
Year of interview:
2002
Kiev, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Boris Driz
Year of birth:
1904
City of birth:
Tomashpol, Vinnitsa region
Country name at time of birth:
Russia
Year of death:
1960
City of death:
Ulianovsk
Country of death:
Russia
Died:
after WW II
Occupation
before WW II:
director of the first in Ukraine equipment maintenance facility
after WW II:
director of selection facility

Additional Information

Also interviewed by:
Survivors of the Shoah visual history foundation
Date of interview:
1998

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