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Evgeniia Kozak

Evgeniia Kozak

born in Bershad , 1926


Evgeniia Kozak was born in 1926 in Bershad. She attended a Ukrainian school for eight years. Her parents, who were cousins, were both born in Bershad. Her father was a furrier. She had a younger brother and sister. She survived the war in evacuation in Bezopasnik, Orlovsky Region in the Caucasus and then in Andizhanskaia in the Stalinska region in Central Asia. When she returned to Bershad after the war, in April 1944, her mother worked as a baker. She married in 1958 and has two sons. Her husband died before her second son was born, when her first son was just one and a half years old.

Current Video: Evgeniia's Gefilte Fish


1. Clean the fish

2. Fillet the fish

3. Put the fillet through a meat-mincer or chop with a chopping knife on a board

4. Add a few eggs and garlic

5. Mix in raw and fried onions

6. Add matzah meal.

7. Make cutlets

8. Fry the cutlets

9. Add raw and fried onions to a pot of water

10. Add salt, pepper, and a pinch of sugar to taste

11. Cook the cutlets in the pot for 2 hours; Ingredients:

1 whole fish

A few eggs


Raw onions

Fried onions

Matzah meal




Vegetable Oil