My Father was a Jew Nadia Fradkova was reared by her Russian mother in a small town near Moscow. Her parents were divorced and she rarely saw her father, an assimilated Jew. She did not realize she too was a Jew until a group of children taunted her for being one. Rights Creative Commons (attribution) Narrator Nadia Fradkova Related contentSoviet Jewry: Nadia FradkovaWomen Rabbis: The Decision to Emigrate How to cite this pageJewish Women's Archive. "My Father was a Jew." (Viewed on May 21, 2019) <https://jwa.org/media/my-father-was-jew>.