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This photograph was taken in the 1960s in Leningrad. It shows my second husband Leyb Sverdlin.

At the age of 25 I became a widow. I lived with my son and did not want to marry a second time. In 1959 I got acquainted with Leyb Berovich Sverdlin. By that time his wife had died, and he remained with 2 sons: Vadim (born in 1934) and Sasha (born in 1944). He was a builder by profession. We got married in January 1960. There was no wedding ceremony. We were 5 then: me, my husband and 3 sons.

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