About Rala Rochlle Lurie (Schwartz)
I was born in Riga as the 8'th child to my parents Heiman and Hene Schwartz.
I had three brothers and four older sisters and a younger brother.
My father was a sheomaker and died at the age of 60.
When I was young I married Leib Lurje and we had four children together.
My husband was a goldsmith.
In 1915 my husband passed away and I needed to take care of our little children.
I found myself at the end taking care of our family and my sister and her family and my old mother.
At the time of the war I lost many of my friends and family members.
I always was a proud person and never wanted any help from anyone, I adopted two children of my friends after the war.
Working and taking care others was my life....