Brown Russian passport for Inda Arber issued in 1989.

Location: Russia
Date: 1989
Attribution: IHMEC: courtsey of Inda Arber
Accession Number: 2006.33.7
Donor Bio:

Inda Arber, nee Gimpelman, was born in 1920 in the small city of Dunayevtsy (Dunaivtsi/Dunayivtsi) in the Khmelnitskyi Region, Ukraine. After graduating high school in 1938, Inda moved to Kiev (Kyiv), where she started at a medical institute. When World War II began, she tried to return home but was unable to due to the occupation of Dunayevtsy in 1941. Instead, she was evacuated from Kiev (Kyiv) to Novosibirsk. In Novosibirsk, Inda was able to complete her education, graduating in 1943. She began to work as a doctor in Tarutino, a village in the Moscow region of Russia. She was married in 1943. In 1944, she was sent to Moldova. In 1946, she moved with her husband to Odessa, where he had lived before the war. Inda returned to Dunayevtsy after it was liberated from Nazi occupation in 1944 by Russian Troops. Inda’s parents, Norkim and Nekhama Gimpelman, and 12 other family members, including her brother, aunts, uncles, and cousins were killed during the occupation in 1942. After the war, Inda later returned to Odessa, where she lived until 1989 when she emigrated to the Chicago area. She has two sons who also live in Chicago.

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