Schucht Family

May 16, 1897 - April 1968
Schucht Family Papers
41 Documents


Apollon Schucht and Julia Grigorevna married in 1885, and had six children: • Nadine (Nadja): born in Samara, 1885; she earned her diploma in the cello and her university degree in Letters at Montpellier; she returned to Russia in 1908, settling in Tiflis (now Tbilisi, Georgia). Married with two children, she died in 1919. • Tatiana (see biographical sketch) • Eugenia (see biographical sketch) • Anna (Asja): Born in Tsarskoye Selo, 1893, she attended the Rome Conservatory, where she earned her diploma in 1913. Immediately thereafter, she returned to Russia, teaching at the just-opened music school in Ivanovo-Voznesensk. There she met and married Fëdor Ernestovič Tsabel′ (Zabel), who worked as an established musician at the same school, and with whom she had a son: Valerij. In 1933, she moved with her husband to Yaroslavl, where she would continue to teach violin at the local music school. Between August 1936 and the summer of 1937, she would live in Moscow before relocating to Voronezh, where she would remain for the rest of her life, dying in 1963. • Julia (see biographical sketch) • Viktor: born in Geneva in 1899, and died in 1954. Although fragmentary information is gleaned from family members' correspondence, his letters are not conserved.

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At the time of the transfer of the Comintern offices to Ufa, Giulia Schucht gave Vincenzo Bianco all the original letters in his possession, included the letters addressed by Tatiana to family members. The papers remained at the Comintern offices until 1943, when they were handed over to the Schuchts and then taken back to Moscow. Upon Giulia's death, they were inherited by her children. Giuliano Gramsci in 1991 donated to the Gramsci Institute Foundation 189 letters addressed by Tania to her «mother and my family» from the years 1922-1934. During the 1990s, this documentation was kept together with that received from Giulia Schucht and Tatiana's correspondence with Piero Sraffa, donated in 1974; a paper file was drawn up for each document. In July 2005 e March 2006, Antonio Gramsci jr. gave the correspondence between the various members of the Schucht family arrived in the original. In May 2007 and 2008 he gave others letters, notes and digitally copied photographs.

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