Vladimir Bogat's article about the Luchenitser family
Many people knew this family in Tiraspol. He is a first-class tailor, she is an accountant. Having moved to Tiraspol in 1973, we became their neighbors. Boris Yakovlevich Luchenitser lived in our house from the very beginning, from 1936. He worked in the studio, took orders at home. In 1941 the Germans and Romanians came. Boris Yakovlevich was drafted into the labor army (he had very poor eyesight), and the beautiful wife Ida and two children remained in Tiraspol ...
In the very first days, all persons of Jewish nationality were arrested. Grandmother Anya, who lived in our yard, managed to hide Ida's children, but they came to her with a search. Despite the exhortations that her children, it was not possible to save them ... Ida with the children and everyone who was taken in the very first days were shot at a rotten estuary right in the center of the city. Boris Yakovlevich found out about this only in 1946, when he returned from evacuation. I remember how every May 9 he first went to the memorial of Glory, and then came to us to congratulate me on my birthday.
The second wife, Riva Moiseevna, bore him two children, a boy, Volodya, and a girl, Lilya. They were already quite old and often came to Tiraspol from Leningrad for the summer, where they settled after graduating from institutes. Boris Yakovlevich and Riva Moiseevna, like any Jewish family, were intelligent and never allowed themselves to offend or deceive anyone. Different people lived in the common yard, someone quietly hated the "Kids" because they live quietly, calmly, without swearing, drinking and scandals. In general, the Luchenitser family was respected.
When I was little, I was very fond of parodying people I didn’t know, and they say that it worked out well. Having such fertile "material" before my eyes, I often portrayed a Jewish intonation, which made Boris Yakovlevich very happy! He laughed to tears and even taught me a few phrases in Yiddish, which delighted all the guests who were in this intelligent family ... The guests were always surprised how this blond-haired blue-eyed boy could imitate so well ... My parents considered this inappropriate and forbade it all the time I “make faces”, but Boris Yakovlevich always said that “you can’t do evil with good ...”
All the holidays were held with us, it seems that there was no such case that we did not get together. Drinking songs, stories about life ... Children, like a sponge, absorb any information, so it was interesting for me to settle down somewhere in the corner and “warm my ears”. When my parents noticed that I was listening to table talk, they escorted me to the toys in another room. Life went on as usual, I went to school, and Boris Yakovlevich made me a suit that I wore for two years.
In 1983, we moved to a new house, but often invited Boris Yakovlevich and his wife to our place, we ourselves came to them. I was friends with my grandchildren, in the summer we went to the beach with them. In the late 80s, Boris Yakovlevich fell ill, and soon stopped recognizing his acquaintances. They managed to leave for the children and Boris Yakovlevich died already in Leningrad. I don’t know how much Riva Moiseevna survived him, I only know that she lived with her daughter and grandchildren in Sosnovy Bor.