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Michael Zlatovski autobiography

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Identifier: IHRC2914


Autobiography of Michael L. Zlatovski, entitled "A Russian Chronicle," edited by his daughter Helen Tenenbaum and self-published in 1976, comprising 205 typed pages. Includes a preface by the editor and two family photographs of the Zlatovski family from 1908 and 1919.


  • 1881-1930

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Michael Zlatovski was born in Pereyaslav (also called Kasrilovka), Ukraine, Russia in 1881. Zlatovski's father was a butcher. Michael Zlatovski left home at the age of sixteen to tutor in a nearby village. He tutored in various villages before he went to Belaya Tserkov, a city with a large Jewish population. In 1905 he began his university studies. After his studies he became a doctor in Vladimir, Galicia (part of Poland at one time, part of Austria at time of his medical practice). He worked in Kiev and Petrograd (name later changed to Leningrad). The family went to America to leave behind the anti-Semitism in Russia. They had also heard about the economic opportunities in America. Zlatovski saved money to send his family to America. He was reluctant to go to America because he felt he would not be able to adapt to a new country and a new language. His wife was reluctant to leave her brothers. He decided to leave when trouble ensued over a medical case. In 1922 Zlatovski with his wife and children immigrated. The Zlatovski's stayed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for a few weeks with relatives, then travelled to Duluth, Minnesota. Zlatovski continued his medical practice in the U.S. Zlatovski was a member of the Hebrew Brotherhood


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