Photograph : Paper : Handwritten : Ink : b&w ; Ht: 28 cm x W: 35,25 cm
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B&W, formal portrait of family of Olga Rabinovitz Bilich in Liubar, Ukraine. From left to right: grandmother Bluma, grandfather Volko (sitting), uncle Nathan (standing), brother Musi (child standing on bench), father Zelik and mother Manya, 1921. Narrative: Photograph of maternal grandparents and family of donor, Olga Rabinovitz Bilich, before her birth in 1924. Everyone in this photo was killed between 1941-1944. Bluma Bilich was murdered in 1941 by a young communist (Komsomol) for her gold teeth. Volko Bilich committed suicide by jumping into a well. Olga's parents, Zelik and Manya, were killed by Ukrainian police in 1941. Her brother Musi was conscripted into the Red Army and killed in combat in 1944 near Ternopil (Tarnopol). The fate of her uncle Nathan is unknown, but he did not survive. Olga was born in Liubar in 1924. She went to Odessa in June 1941, where she cared for wounded soldiers. She was evacuated to Kazakhstan, and returned to Odessa after the war. She went back to Liubar in 1944, when it was liberated. She eventually settled in Kiev, teaching Russian literature and language.