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This is me as a schoolteacher during a physics class. The photo was taken in Chernovtsy in 1972. After the university I got a job assignment in a Moldavian village and worked there for two years as a teacher of physics. Afterwards I returned to Chernovtsy. It was hard to get a job there – my Jewish nationality was a problem.

I got a part-time job first and then became a full-time teacher of physics. I worked for 36 years. I was also a class tutor, a hiking club chief and a producer of school performances. Hiking was our favorite hobby, we traveled all over Bukovina. My former pupils still visit me, and we recall our evenings by the fire. I liked children and they liked me in return.

More Photos from Efim Pisarenko

Efim Pisarenko, his Brother, Misha Pisarenko, and their Neighbours
      Efim Pisarenko’s Father, Ekusiel Pisarenko
          Efim Pisarenko’s Mother, Basia Pisarenko
              Efim Pisarenko with his second wife, Inna Pisarenko, and their son, Ruvim Pisarenko
                  Efim Pisarenko’s sister, Broha Shapiro, and her fellow students
                      Efim Pisarenko’s Family
                          Efim Pisarenko (1995)
                              Efim Pisarenko’s older sister, Broha Shapiro, and her school friends