Congratulations on the 75th anniversary of the Victory!
We at the Museum of Jewish History in Russia congratulate everyone on the 75th anniversary of the Victory over Nazism! On this day we honor veterans and remember those of them who are no longer with us. The war affected every family, so the Victory day became a personal holiday for many. Today we decided to share with you our own personal “memories”. All the heroes of this post are relatives of the Museum's staff.
- Lev Goldshtein (1923 - 2009). Went to the front in 1941 as a sapper, then served as a signalman. Achieved the rank of sub-lieutenant of the Counterintelligence at the end of the war. His son Sergei Ustinov is the director and founder of our Museum.
- Naum Khaimovich (1926 - 2018). Served as a sapper since 1943, at the end of 1944 was sent to guard secret facilities. The father of the Museum's academic consultant Boris Khaimovich.
- Ruvim Khaimovich (1919 - 2017). He is on the far righ of the picture. Military doctor, served in front-line hospitals from 1941 to 1945, then fought in Manchuria on the Soviet-Japanese front. An uncle to the Museum's academic consultant Boris Khaimovich. Lazar Khaimovich (1922 - 1942). He is on the far left of the picture. Graduated from the Naval College in Sevastopol' in 1941 and left for the front straight away. He died near Stalingrad. An uncle to the Museum's academic consultant Boris Khaimovich.
- Baruch Kudman (? - 1941). Veteran of the First World War, joined local militia in Mogilev in 1941, died during the first month of the war. A grandfather to the Museum's academic consultant Boris Khaimovich.
- Joseph Kazovsky (1916 - 2009). Started his service in 1941 in Brest, achieved the rank of engineer-captain of the Railway troops at the end of the war. The father of the Museum's academic consultant Grigory (Hillel) Kazovsky.
- Mikhail Greenberg (1898 (?) - 1961). Career officer, veteran of the First World War and the Winter War; at the end of the Second World War achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel of the Counterintelligence. A grandfather to the Museum's deputy director Tatyana Razumova.
- Boris Barkussky (1924 - 1993). Went to the front in 1942 and served as commander of a self-propelled gun, was wounded near Vilnius. Achieved the rank of sub-lieutenant of the Tank troops. A great-uncle to the Museum's research fellow Ilya Barkussky.
- Ilya Ioffe (1919 - 2007). A sergeant served as a tank commander. Left for the front in 1943, two months later he was seriously wounded during the Oryol-Bryansk operation, becoming a disabled person of war for life. A grandfather to our SMM manager.
- Grigory Kaspin (1918 - 1995). Served at the front from the fall of 1941. Achieved the rank of captain of the Tank troops' independent service at the end of the war. A grandfather to Museum's research fellow Maria Kaspina.
- Matvey Birenbaum (1923 - 2018). Served at the front since August 1941 as a commander of a rifle company. Achieved the rank of captain of the Guards at the end of the war, was wounded, becoming a disabled person of war for life. A grandfather to Museum's research fellow Maria Kaspina.
- Isaac Zusman (1915 - 1991). Served as platoon commander for the repair of combat-wheeled vehicles since 1941. Achieved the rank senior lieutenant-technician of the Guards. A great-uncle to the Museum's research fellow Maria Kaspina.
- Moisey Leyvich (1894 - 1942 (?)). Joined Moscow militia in 1941, went missing in action in January 1942. Great-grandfather to the Museum's research fellow Maria Kaspina.