The First Russian-Hebrew Dictionary
Object Day Berlin: Anatol Benjamin Schapiro
“Show us your story!“ – Beginning last year, the Jewish participants in the Object Days project have followed this invitation by recounting their migration stories.
My great-grandfather was a general in the Red Army. When the war started, he was assigned to evacuate military factories and rebuild them in Siberia. This allowed him to take his whole family there to safety. His daughter, my grandmother, gave me the first Hebrew-Russian dictionary, published in 1963. It was written by my great-grandfather and dedicated by him to my grandfather. I learned Hebrew with this dictionary. In 2013 I went to Russia for a year to study Talmud at the Yezhiva. The book has served me well there.