Solomon Gusman and Lola Barsuk Memorial

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SITE OVERVIEW
Memorial represents Solomon Gusman and Lola Barsuk, who once lived in this house. They were were outstanding members of Baku’s Jewish community. Another important point on the Jewish map of Baku is the memorial board on Alovsat Guliyev Street to Solomon Gusman and Lola Barsuk on the house where they lived. Both were outstanding members of Baku’s Jewish community. Solomon Gusman, born on 9th May 1904, was a famous doctor who served in the Caspian Flotilla and as a military doctor during World War II. After the war he worked at the Sabunchu hospital, as well as teaching at the Medical Institute. His wife Lola Barsuk, born on 7th April 1916, was a famous linguist and researcher at the Institute of Foreign Languages and later at the Mirza Fatali Akhundov Azerbaijan State Pedagogical Institute of Languages. Prior to her career as a foreign language expert, she was an actress. Their two sons, Yuliy Gusman and Michael Gusman, are an award-winning cinema and theatre director and a journalist and TV reporter respectively of the USSR and the Russian Federation.