Natan Bekkerman Natan Bekkerman  ‎(I018)‎
Name:
Natan Bekkerman

Gender: MaleMale
      

Birth: 8 March 1902 Cherven, Igumen uyezd, Minsk gubernia, Belarus
Death: 26 September 1976 ‎(Age 74)‎ Sochi, USSR
Personal Facts and Details
Birth Birth 8 March 1902 Cherven, Igumen uyezd, Minsk gubernia, Belarus
Latitude: N53.7 Longitude: E28.4333333

Photo 1909 ‎(Age 6)‎ Cherven, Igumen uyezd, Minsk gubernia, Belarus

1909 Natan and Doda Bekkerman1909 Natan and Doda Bekkerman


Education Education 21 June 1920 ‎(Age 18)‎ Art - Painting and Sculpture Moscow, USSR

Corporation / Company: Rabfac, Russian Art Studious
Natan Bekkerman at RabfacNatan Bekkerman at Rabfac



1925 Natan Bekkerman Rabfac Diploma1925 Natan Bekkerman Rabfac Diploma


Education Education 1925 ‎(Age 22)‎ Medical Doctor Leningrad, Russia

Corporation / Company: Leningrad Medical Institute
Marriage Marriage Unknown ‎(unknown)‎ - 1925 ‎(Age 22)‎ Leningrad, Russia

Natan Bekkerman and His First WifeNatan Bekkerman and His First Wife


Occupation Occupation between 1930 and 1932 ‎(Age 27)‎ Chief Belorussia

Corporation / Company: County Health Department
Marriage Marriage Ida Gantman - 5 February 1931 ‎(Age 28)‎ Leningrad, USSR

Natan and Ida WeddingNatan and Ida Wedding


Occupation Occupation 1932 ‎(Age 29)‎ Principal Doctor Matsesta, Sochi, Russia

Corporation / Company: Matsesta Medical System

Note: Matsesta Medical System was a complex of sanatoriums and clinics based on the local Matsesta sulphur springs, which gained Sochi immense popularity because of the spa’s curative powers.
Occupation Occupation 1933 ‎(Age 30)‎ Principal Doctor Sochi, USSR

Corporation / Company: Sanatorium Pravda
1933 Natan Bekkerman1933 Natan Bekkerman


Arrests 1937 ‎(Age 34)‎ Arrest Sochi, Krasnodarski Krai, Russia, SUN


Show Details Note: In Sanatorium Pravda had died the elderly patient and very important party official. Nathan, as a chief Doctor, was arrested under suspicion of false play. After some time he was cleared in the death and released from KGB, but would not be allowed to take back an administrative position.
Nathan become a Dentist. It even became the talk of the town: the educated Doctor goes to work as a Dentist. At a time, it was an unusual situation.

Fact 6 1941 ‎(Age 38)‎ Principal Doctor of Military Hospital 3801 Baku, Azerbaijan

Fact 7 1942 ‎(Age 39)‎ Principal Doctor of Military Hospital 3801 Zheleznovodsk, Stavropol Krai, Russia
Latitude: N44.139444 Longitude: E43.016944

Occupation Occupation 1946 ‎(Age 43)‎ Dentist Sochi, USSR
Address:
Dendrologial Park of the M.V. Frunze Sanatorium
87 Kurortniy Avenue, 354019 SOCHI,Krasnodar Region
Russian Federation
Phone: ‎8(095)234-37-03‎
FAX: ‎8(8622)97-58-93‎
Email Address: info@frunze.net
Web URL: http://www.frunze.net

Corporation / Company: Sanatorium Frunze
1950 Natan Bekkerman1950 Natan Bekkerman


Fact 9 1953 ‎(Age 50)‎ Fired from work Sochi, USSR


Note: It was the time when Stalin started process against the Jewish Doctors.
Fact 10 April 1953 ‎(Age 51)‎ Sochi, USSR


Note: After Stalin's Death, He became a Supervisor in Dental Clinic
Fact 11 1964 ‎(Age 61)‎ ?? Retired Sochi, USSR

1975 Ida and Natan Bekkerman1975 Ida and Natan Bekkerman


Death Death 26 September 1976 ‎(Age 74)‎ Sochi, USSR

Natan Bekkerman Grave LocationNatan Bekkerman Grave Location


Last Change Last Change 30 June 2013 - 07:43:13 - by: viktor
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Parents Family  (F028)
Notl Simon "Nathan" Bekkerman
- 1902
Wife of Notl ‎(unknown)‎
- 1909
Natan Bekkerman
1902 - 1976
David Bekkerman
1895 - 1982

Step-Parent Family  (F123)
Wife of Notl ‎(unknown)‎
- 1909
Private
-

Immediate Family  (F124)
Unknown ‎(unknown)‎
- 1930
Rita Bekkerman
1929 - 1930

Immediate Family  (F011)
Ida Gantman
1910 - 1983
Private
-
Evgeny Bekkerman
1934 - 2011
Private
-


Notes

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About Natan Bekkerman

Show Details Source: Memoirs of Evgeny Bekkerman

Citation Details:  As remembered by Evgeny Bekkerman
  Text: Born on 8 March, 1902. Was named Nathan after his late father. Soon Mother leaves her children behind and disappears, supposedly with boyfriend. Grandfather Hirsh raises the children. In 1909, mother returned to Igumen with the child ‎(?)‎†?? on the hands, and heavily sick with tuberculosis. Hirsh refused to treat her. Elder brother David took Nathan to see their mom. Nathan later remembered: "in the chamber I saw the thin, weeping woman. It caused no emotions in me. I left, without any desire to speak to her. For me, she was nobody". She died shortly after.

In 1917 the grandfather with the grandmother perish die from some pandemic ‎(maybe influenza)‎ and 15 years old boy remained alone. Nathan left Igumen and went to Minsk, where he entered WORKERS SCHOOL. How did he live? It is difficult to say. The main thing he did not descend, he graduated the school and entered into the artistic institute, ‎(he sketched well as well as did sculpture)‎, but then he understood that the earnings of artist are not stable and decided to go to the medical school. At that time the proletarians didn't require to pass any entrance examinations.

He began his study in Leningrad, but then transferred into the Minsk medical institute. One person was passing exams for entire group. Also proletarian students had one travel pass per year free of charge to go anywhere in the country. Nathan wenton vacation to the Crimea, there he boarded a ship and floated to Poti ‎(now Georgia)‎. But his money ended in the middle of the trip. He decided to stop in port of Sochi, to earn more money and to go further. In Sochi he saw the sign: "Dental doctor Basov" and decided to meet Jewish lady doctor. She met Nathan very well.

Basov had very uncommon live; she lived in Turkey's harem. Judging by the old photos she was very beautiful woman. At the tike Turks slaughtered Armenians she ran with Armenians to the Caucasus. Where did she learn to treat teeth? I do not know.

At Basov's clinic Nathan earned enough money to return to Minsk. This was his first acquaintance with dentistry, which then became his profession of life. He also loved Sochi, and decided subsequently to live there.

After graduating from institute Nathan began to work as a doctor in Belorussia, but not for long. He moved to Sochi, where become an administrator of Matsesta resort, then the head physician of sanatorium "Pravda". During the war he became the chief of the hospital ? 3803. During the war, as Germans advanced the hospital moved from Sochi to Baku and later to Zheleznovodsk. The family ‎(wife and three sons traveled with the hospital)‎.

In 1946 family returned to Sochi. Nathan took position of a dentist at sanatorium "Frunze". In 1953, in connection with the anti-Semitic campaign by Stalin's Soviet government ‎(Jewish doctors-killers)‎, he was discharged and awaited arrest. To our luck - Stalin died. Nathan went to work as a dentist in the central clinic of Sochi city all the way to his retirement.

He died from untreated nasal infection, which actually bothered him for several years, but Nathan refused to go to the hospital.


Shared Note
Winter 1938-1939 Travelled to Minsk and Igumen. It was the last time they have met their families.


Show Details Source: Memoirs of Grigory Bekkerman

Citation Details:  Page 38, Travel to Minsk
  Text: Где-то зимой с 1938 на 1939г.г. родители, взяв свои чада, отправились в поездку на свою родину в Белоруссию. Приехав в Минск, остановились на квартире у сестры мамы Фани, где встретились с другими сёстрами: Михлей Двосей, Марусей и с братом Мойсеем. Встреча, естественно, была радостной и приятной. Конечно же, я почти ничего не помню, так как мне ведь было всего 6 лет. Но отдельные моменты врезались в память и остались на всю жизнь.
Очень хорошо запомнил массу снега во дворе и на улицах, так как для Сочи это являлось редкостью. А катанье на санках в сквере на площади «Свободы» меня приводило в неописуемый восторг. Родители от пребывания в Минске, от встречи с родными имели, конечно, удовольствие. Но в городке Червень ведь проживали родители мамы. И вот в один из дней, по всей вероятности, в субботу, мы всем семейством, да ещё с Мойсеем, с Фаней и её мужем, а так же Марусей с мужем Айзиком Штейнгольц и их сыном Мишей ‎( он лет на пять старше меня)‎ на двух автомобилях-такси отправились в гости к моим бабушке и дедушке, которых я ещё никогда не видел. А мама не виделась со своими родителями уже 7 лет.
От Минска до районного центра, коим являлся Червень, нужно проехать около 60-ти километров. По тогда ещё грунтовой дороге машины ехали не очень-то быстро. Почему-то запомнил поломку одного из такси уже далеко от Минска и долгое стояние, то ли в ожидании ремонта машины, то ли в ожидании другой машины. Помню, что приехали на место, когда уже стемнело. От всего запал в памяти момент встречи с дедушкой. Мне показазали, лежавшего в слабо освещённой комнате, на высокой кровати ‎( а может быть мне-маленькому так показалось)‎, в почти бессознательном состоянии, старого человека, от вида которого я испуги, наверно, заплакал. Для кормления его сажали, подкладывая под спину подушки, и кормили ложечкой, вливая только жидкую пищу. Он мог лишь глотать. Не разговаривал, находясь постоянно в сонном состоянии. Переночевав, на другой день сделали совместное фо-то всех родственников с бабушкой Цилей. Это фото сохранилось до сих пор. В этот же день все минские родственники уехали домой, ибо нужно было выходить на работу в понедельник.



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A little about my father.

       My father's Childhood, apparently, like for all children who had no parents, was to some extent flawed, even though he was surrounded by love and attention of his grandparents. Hence his extended a lot of love and attention to us, his children, and for the family. I always felt his desire to indulge us with something, create a joyful and carefree childhood, though financially it was not always easy, especially during a difficult war and post-war years. Nathan studied in a Jewish school, where he learned the Yiddish and Russian languages. Read a lot of books, was subsequently quite competent person. But I do not know the details of his childhood, teenage and adolescent years.

To complete his secondary education in 1922, Natan went to Work Faculty ‎(Rabfak)‎ at the Belarusian State University ‎(BSU)‎ in the city of Minsk. However, having studied for one year, he decided to move to Moscow to pursue his interests in art. He had a penchant for drawing, sculpting and molding. Apparently, he wanted to become an artist.

In 1923 in Moscow, Natan was accepted to the United Artists Work Faculty of the Higher Arts ‎(All-Russian art and science technical workshops)‎. He is studying in the painting studio of Zavyalov and Mashkevitch. Besides painting, the program included a study of the still photography and performing arts. As evidence of those days, we have the photos taken during his studies at the faculty. in a studio at the easel with paintbrush in hand, he is dressed in a soldier's overcoat and a hat on ‎(In all probability, the room was not heated)‎. A few photos with Natan in theatrical scenes. After graduating in 1925, Nathan received the Certificate ‎(it survived until now - a historical document)‎ ...

As a person with very poor background ‎(working class)‎ Natan had advantaged status for getting into Universities. He decided to try higher education in Leningrad ‎(now St. Petersburg)‎, where his uncles lived ‎(father's brothers)‎, and he could stay with one of them. Despite his interest in art, Natan decided to follow an example of his grandfather to become a doctor. He filed papers for admission to the Military Medical Academy. Sitting in the waiting room for examination by a medical board of health, Natan overheard a conversations of his peers. He learned about the difficulties of life in the army. Some doubted the prospects of the profession in the military. They said that, in the event of poor performance, one can be expelled from the academy and sent to the army as ordinary. Someone suggested that graduates may endup in a faraway military unit and will only be engaged in sanitation and search for lace.
After learning all that, Natan abandoned his pursuit of career as the military doctor and went to seek a fortune in civilian field. He was accepted to National Institute of Medical Knowledge ‎(Giemsa)‎, now called the Leningrad Medical Institute.

Show Details Source: Memoirs of Grigory Bekkerman

Citation Details:  Pages 3-4
  Text: Немного об отце.

Детство отца было, видимо, как и у всех детей, не имевших родителей, в какой-то степени ущербным, хотя он и был окружен любовью и вниманием бабушки и дедушки. Отсюда и его проявеление любви и внимания к нам, уже своим детям, бережное отношение к своей семье. Я постоянно чувствовал его желание чем-то побаловать нас, создать радостное и беззаботное детство, хотя материально не всегда это было легко, а тем более в трудные военные и послевоенные годы. Учился Натан в еврейской школе, где хорошо познал идиш и русский языки. Очень много читал художественной литературы, был в дальнейшем довольно грамотным человеком. Но никаких подробностей о его детских, юношеских и отроческих годах не знаю. Для завершения своего среднего образования отец в 1922 году поступил на, созданные в те времена для рабочей и крестьянской малоимущей молодежи, Рабочий факультет ‎( Рабфак)‎ при Белорусском Государственном Университете ‎(БГУ)‎ в городе Минске.
Но, проучившись один год, решил уехать в город Москву, чтобы поступить на более интересное отделение. Дело в том, что он имел склонность к рисованию и ваянию, к лепке.
Видимо, захотелось стать художником. И вот Натан уже в 1923 году в Москве, где поступает на Единный Художественный Рабочий Факультет при Вхутемас-е ‎(Всероссийские художественно-техничекие мастерские. Занимался на Рабфаке в живописной мастерской Завялова и Машкевича. Кроме живописи в программу входило еще изучение техники фотографии и тетральная студия. Об этом свидетельствуют фотографии, сделанные во время его занятий на факультете ( в художественной мастерской у мольберта с кистью в руке, сам одет в солдатскую шинель и с фурашкой на голове—не отапливалось помещение по всей вероятности, несколько фото с театральными сценками )‎. Окончив в 1925 году Московский Рабфак, Натан получил Свидетельство ‎(оно сохранилось до сих пор - исторический документ)‎, ...
Помогло это и моему отцу, который решил получить высшее образование в городе Ленинграде ‎( ныне Санкт-Петербург)‎, где жили его Дяди ‎(братья отца—смотри выше)‎, временно остановившись у кого-то из них. Хотя в нем уже было что-то художественное, но, видимо, пример его дедушки возыграл в душе. Решил стать врачом. Подал свои документы для поступления в Военно- Медицинскую академию. Сидя в ожидании вызова для освидетельствования здоровья на медицинскую комиссию, разговорился с такими же поступающими в академию. В процессе беседы говорили о трудностях службы в армии, кто-то сомневался в перспективности профессии в армии. Говорили, что, в случае плохой успеваемости, могут отчислить из академии и отправить на службу в армию просто рядовым. Кто-то высказал мнение, что многие по окончании академии наверняка попадут в.какую-нибудь воинскую часть и будут заниматься лишь санитарией и поиском в головах солдат всякой «живности», хотя мечтали о будущей настоящей врачебной практике После всего услышанного, отец решил оставить мечту профессии военного врача и отправился искать счастья в другой, но уже гражданский медицинский институт—Государственный Институт Медицинских Знаний ‎( ГИМЗ)‎, куда и был зачислен студентом, теперь уже называемого Лениградского медицинского института.

Occupation Matsesta Medical System was a complex of sanatoriums and clinics based on the local Matsesta sulphur springs, which gained Sochi immense popularity because of the spa’s curative powers.
Arrests In Sanatorium Pravda had died the elderly patient and very important party official. Nathan, as a chief Doctor, was arrested under suspicion of false play. After some time he was cleared in the death and released from KGB, but would not be allowed to take back an administrative position.
Nathan become a Dentist. It even became the talk of the town: the educated Doctor goes to work as a Dentist. At a time, it was an unusual situation.
Fact 9 It was the time when Stalin started process against the Jewish Doctors.
Fact 10 After Stalin's Death, He became a Supervisor in Dental Clinic

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Death of spouse Memoirs of Grigory Bekkerman
Citation Details:  Page 5
  Text: During his studies, Nathan had a wife in a civil union, as it is now called, which gave birth to a baby girl. But the weak and sickly daughter died, and soon died, and his wife, who suffered from severe tuberculosis.

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1938 Family Picture in Igumen1938 Family Picture in Igumen  ‎(M296)‎
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Show Details Note: Travel to Minsk and Igumen

Top Row:
Faina ‎(Feiche)‎ Gantman, Moisey Gantman, Maria Gantman, Aisik Shteingolts ‎(Maria's husband)‎, Ida Gantman ‎(Bekkerman)‎

Bottom Row:
Fiche's husbant ‎(no one remembers his name)‎, Misha ‎(Maria's and Aisik's son. On the back of picture he is called Lenia)‎, Cilia Gantman, Evgeny Bekkerman, Natan Bekkerman, Grigory Bekkerman


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Source: Memoirs of Grigory Bekkerman


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Family with Parents
Father
Notl Simon "Nathan" Bekkerman ‎(I071)‎
Birth Igumen, Minsk gubernia, Russian Empire
Death February 1902 Vilno, Lithuania, Russian Empire
Mother
Wife of Notl ‎(unknown)‎ ‎(I328)‎
Death 1909 Igumen, Belorussia
#1
Natan Bekkerman ‎(I018)‎
Birth 8 March 1902 Cherven, Igumen uyezd, Minsk gubernia, Belarus
Death 26 September 1976 ‎(Age 74)‎ Sochi, USSR
-7 years
#2
Brother
David Bekkerman ‎(I072)‎
Birth 1895
Death 1982 ‎(Age 87)‎ Sevastople, USSR
Mother's Family with unknown
Mother
Wife of Notl ‎(unknown)‎ ‎(I328)‎
Death 1909 Igumen, Belorussia
#1
Half-Brother
Family with Unknown ‎(unknown)‎
Natan Bekkerman ‎(I018)‎
Birth 8 March 1902 Cherven, Igumen uyezd, Minsk gubernia, Belarus
Death 26 September 1976 ‎(Age 74)‎ Sochi, USSR
Wife

Marriage: 1925 -- Leningrad, Russia
4 years
#1
Daughter
Rita Bekkerman ‎(I333)‎
Birth 1929 26
Death 1930 ‎(Age 12 months)‎
Family with Ida Gantman
Natan Bekkerman ‎(I018)‎
Birth 8 March 1902 Cherven, Igumen uyezd, Minsk gubernia, Belarus
Death 26 September 1976 ‎(Age 74)‎ Sochi, USSR
8 years
Wife
 
Ida Gantman ‎(I019)‎
Birth 1 January 1910 27 Igumen, Minsk gubernia, Russian Empire
Death 3 May 1983 ‎(Age 73)‎ Minsk, Belorussia, USSR

Marriage: 5 February 1931 -- Leningrad, USSR
#1
Son
#2
Son
Evgeny Bekkerman ‎(I005)‎
Birth 20 July 1934 32 24 Sochi, , Krasnodar Krai, SUN
Death 26 October 2011 ‎(Age 77)‎ Baltimore, , Maryland, USA
#3
Son