Получил письмо с вопросами от Зелины на англицйском… я не знаю, что отвечать, вся надежда на читателей.
My name is Dr. Zelina Iskanderova (nee Machevskaya), I was born in Tashkent, graduated from school #37 (Tashk. Jel. Dorogi, on Pershina street) in 1964, then in 1969 from Department of Physics, TashGU, used to work as a Scientist and then Senior Scientist, Ph.D., at the Institute of Physical Electronics till 1992, when immigrated to Canada with my family. We live now in Toronto for almost 18 years. I worked at UofT as an Adjunct Professor, combining this with the work in a private High-Tech Company, and now I am a Head of Space Materials Division in this Company called ITL Inc. (www.itlinc.com).
All my family does know your site, we are looking at it regularly, and we all love it very much – many thanks to you and all your supporters for the great job you are doing…
We do remember and love our Tashkent, keep the memory about this great city, meet together with our “zemlyaki” in Toronto twice a year on Tashkent Parties, and I am always presenting the Tashkent news, some of them being from your site!
I have a number of questions to Tashkent people, and the first one, that is very important to me, is related to the place where or near which my parents’ family, evacuated from Moscow and Odessa, 11 peoples, including 9 adults and 2 kids, was saved, lived and mostly worked for almost 5 years during World War II, and where I used to live the first 6 years of my life…
This was near Tashkent, in “Poselok Lunacharskiy”, across the road from “Kostno-Tuberkulezniy Sanatoriy imeny Kaganovicha, Med. San. Chasti Tashk. Jeleznoy Dorogi”, later it was called “imeni Krupskoi”, located at the left side of the road to Chimgan, between Troitski Povorot and “Poselok Durmen’ “ .
It was an outstandingly beautiful place, with a big “territoriya”, a beautiful big winter house and summer “pavilions”, adjusted to the need of almost 500 “Bones Tuberculoses” sick children, who spent years during the war in this Sanatorium, going through operations and “na izlechenii” afterward… It was a big “alleya” going from the entrance to the main house, “orangereyi” at the front yard, a small Zoo at the backyard for the sick kids’ entertainment, etc.
I do remember everything in details, since my late mother Elena Naumovna Machevskaya used to work as a “Diet-sestra”, or ‘Zaveduyuschaya Tsekhom Pitaniya”, as it was called that time, and I was there many times…
Does somebody know what was in this “Usad’ba” in the very past, many years ago? Who was the owner of this “Usad’ba”? Why and how it was built, and when expropriated for a Sanatorium?
With the very best wishes to you for the New Year, and hope to be in touch Zelina Iskanderova and family
Hope very much you received the message I sent you yesterday — it may help us to get in touch and, maybe, to answer some of my life-long questions…
I am asking also to put a request on your website, if possible, if anybody has info or memory about my husband’s grandfather Yakov Solomonovich Val’dman – he was the first Red Scientific Secretary of SAGU in the 20-th, and then the “Prokuror of Turkestan” later, a “Personal’niy Pensioner Respubliki Yzbekistan”, when in the ages.
We hope some documents may be in the “Muzei Istorii Yzbelistana” or in some archives. Maybe it would be good to ask Boris Golender — he may give the right advice or even find some info…
And Boris may know, or you may ask kindly the readers of MyTashkent website my question, who was the owner and what an “Usad’ba” was at the “old time” at the place of former “Kostno-Tuberkulezniy Sanatoriy imeni Kaganovicha Tashkentskoi Jeleznoi Dorogi”, then renamed as “Imeny Krupskoi” — that was during war and post-war time. It is at left side of” Lunacharskoe Shosse”, if to go down from the “Troitshi Povorot” to Durmen, at the beginning of the way from Tashkent to Chimgan. Our family lived and mostly worked there during the war, and I was born and lived there until my school years, when we moved to Tashkent…What a fantastically beautiful big “Usad’ba” it was, with a big garden, “Oranjereiy”, etc.! A wonderful men and great doctor Prof. Firer performed the operations of the sick children there, almost all the war time and many years after our families have been in strong friendship; his daughter Mila Firer with her family lives now in Israel, and I would be glad to get her phone and email, to get in touch. Maybe some of your readers may help me?
Many thanks in advance and very best wishes to you and all our “zemlyaki” and your readers!
Love and regards Dr. Zelina Iskanderova