Evgeny Henkin
  • Evgeny and Yakov Henkin were born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in the early 20th century. After the 1917 revolution, their paths diverged: the elder, Evgeny, left for Berlin, while Yakov moved to Leningrad. Little is known about their lives: after a degree in engineering, Evgeny, who was fascinated by the theremin (one of the first electronic musical instruments), became a musician; Yakov, who was very athletic, worked as an economist. Both brothers met tragic ends: returning from Germany, Evgeny was murdered during the Stalinist repression of 1937-1938; Yakov was drafted into the army and died on the front lines during the first months of the war, in 1941.

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