Emilia Bruk

Emilia Bruk

August 4, 1934 - December 19, 2020
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    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 12:00pm
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Dr. Emilia Bruk passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 19, at the age of 86. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dr. Olga Ioffe and Michael Ioffe, her granddaughters Julia and Dina Ioffe, and nephew Andrey Bruk. She is predeceased by her parents, Riva and Isaak Bruk, her brother and sister-in-law Anatoly and Anna Bruk, her niece Maria Bruk, and her two husbands, Yury Barsky and Oleg Larichev. She was an energetic, endlessly curious woman who loved and lived life to the fullest. She will be deeply missed by her family and her many, many friends. In lieu of flowers, please consider contributing to one of the causes and organizations she cared so much about: Memorial, the first Russian NGO, committed to investigating the crimes of the Stalin era and which helped Emilia discover what happened to her relatives during the Great Terror; TV Rain, the only independent television news station in Russia, which she watched around the clock and supported; and the Lubimovka Theater Festival, which is dedicated to discovering and supporting young theatrical talent across Russia.

A Virtual Funeral will be held on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 at 12 pm. Please omit flowers. Contributions in her memory may be directed to:
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Albina Birman

Posted at 10:24am
Дорогие Диночка, Юленька, Оля, Миша и все слёзы вашей семьи. Я и моя семья глубоко сочувствуют вашему горю, потерю любимой мамы м бабушки Эммы. Эмма была совершенно исключительный человек добрый, отзывчивой, умницей и с большой буквы интеллигентным человеком. Ее любили все, кто только обменялся с ней словом. Она была известным врачом и помогала всем в больнице или на дому. Моя мама в каждом письме писала: «Эммочка помогает». Да, Эмма любила мою маму и помогла ей продлить жизнь.
У Табакова в театре, куда ее пригласили дежурным врачом, она с энтузиазмом организовала целую клинику и работала не покладая рук.
К нам в туристский клуб МГПИ в начале пятидесятых привёл её брат, Толя Брук с тех пор без Эммочки не обходился ни один поход или туристское мероприятие..
Вы счастливчики - Эммочка оставила вам свои воспоминания, написанные, как профессиональный писатель- образно, прекрасным языком она поместила своих героев в обстановку того трудного времени, когда они жили. Эмма очень любила родителей и особенно своего брата, Толю. Им она посветила много прекрасных страниц.
Я постоянно общалась с Эммочкой в Америке и Москве и мы совершили вместе целый ряд путешествий в Испанию и Грузию, по Дунаю и Рейну. У нас было масса планов на будущее…
Все её друзья будут всегда её помнить и любить.
Ещё раз примите наши самые глубокие соболезнования.
Ваши Альбина и её семья.

Dina Birman

Posted at 09:37am
I am devastated that we lost Emma. She has and will always be a warm and bright presence for me. As a child I loved going to your apartment after school for comfort and delicious food. I will always remember leaving my dirty handprint below the light switch just after she remodeled. I am so thankful I got to experience her warmth in the tiny Moscow kitchen again a few years ago; and all the times in between. She took care of my grandmother after we emigrated. She was an integral part of our family for as long as I can remember and my mother's closest friend. I will always miss her. My heartfelt condolences to all of you.

Ellen and Charlie White

Posted at 06:08pm
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother/grandmother. We hope that your fond memories of her will bring you comfort during this difficult time.

Hattie Katkow

Posted at 04:37pm
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and grandmother
I remember meeting her many years ago.
What an amazing women
Our deepest sympathies

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