Beyla and Boris Solovyov, a couple who settled in Cleveland after fleeing the war following the 1941 German invasion of Russia, were both born in 1936 in Russia. Beyla was taken with her family to the ghetto in Bershad, Ukraine, where she witnessed hangings and suffered beatings at the hands of the Nazis. Boris, 84, survived the war in Odessa, Ukraine, where tens of thousands of Jews were massacred. That was the same city where he would later meet his wife, when he saved her from drowning in Ukraine’s Dead Sea.
Beyla died of natural causes at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 10, 2019. She was 83 and had suffered failing health after falling and breaking her hip.
Boris died from coronavirus at 10:30 a.m. on April 10, 2020, exactly six months after Beyla’s death.
They leave behind children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters. They will always be in the hearts of their loved ones. May they rest in peace.