The identification, for some reason, is typed on the back. Goldeh died in childbirth, possibly in 1918, although she would have been 35 then. Date of death may need further research.
Perel and Golya?
Identification guessed by Amnon.
Golya with Fanya and Dora, 1939
On the back is written, "To dear Uncle Joseph and his family from your nephews Fanya, Dora and Golya, 18 November 1939." Golya would soon join the Red Army and be killed, probably in Latvia, probably in 1940. We have no official record of when and where he died.
Golya in 1940
He appears to be in a military greatcoat. An inscription on the back reads, "For your memory. To
my dear aunt and uncle (not legible, but probably Elkeh and Melech) from Golya, Jan. 14, 1940.
On the day of my departure to join the ranks Russian Red Army. Odessa."
The five daughters of Solomon and Perel, c. 1906
Front row left to right: Malkeh, Perel, Malieh (on lap); Solomon. Back
row: Esther, Goldeh, Elkeh. Date of the photo is a guess, based on
Malieh appearing to be four years old. She was born in 1902. It is
tempting to think the photo was taken to send to David, who had
emigrated to America in June, 1906.
Goldeh Maidenberg, unknown husband and son Golya
[Information comes primarily from the letters, and from Mike’s 1996 trip to Ukraine and Moldova.]
Little is known about Goldeh. She died in childbirth. Fanya (May, 1996) said that Goldeh’s husband was from Odessa and lived there after Goldeh died. There is no record of the husband’s name.
From Michael Perov:
Goldeh actually died in 1918, giving birth to Golya. His father moved to Odessa and married again. Golya remained in Maidenberg’s family, lived in grandmother’s house, then with Manya and few years with Elkeh in Chernigov. In 1938-39 he moved to Odessa to his father. Later he joined the Red Army and have been sent to the Baltic Republics. Since 1941 no letter came from him and he is supposed to be “missed in action.”
The photos of Golya show a striking, serious young man. He seemed to have been a family favorite. We have no record of his gravesite or of any official acknowledgement of his service and death in the Red Army.