Kontinent-Prim Press in Vinnitsa

Object Day Regensburg: Maryna and Borys Shleimovych

“Show us your story!“ – Beginning last year, the Jewish participants in the Object Days project have followed this invitation by recounting their migration stories.

Elderly man and elderly lady holding a book together

Borys Shleimovych, born in 1948 in Kiev, USSR, now Ukraine.
Radio mechanic, radio operator, acoustical engineer, sound engineer, book designer, projectionist, IT system administrator
Maryna Shleimovych, born in 1956 in Vinnitsa, USSR, now Ukraine.
Russian teacher, librarian, editor.
Living in Germany since 2008.
Jewish Museum Berlin, photo: Stephan Pramme

I am a book typesetter and my wife Maryna is an editor. We worked together at Kontinent-Prim Press in Vinnitsa. The publishing house doesn’t exist anymore. This book is one of the first, if not the first one, that we did and is titled Ticket to Vinnitsa. It was written by a fellow Ukrainian, Naum Tsypis [1935–2014], who then also emigrated to Germany and lived in Bremen. In this book, he writes about his childhood, coming of age, and his friends, and describes our hometown. We brought the book to Germany to read when we wanted to remember the past. It was signed by everyone involved in making the book.