Thank you for all your messages. >from all your replies I gather it was more
to do with personal rather than trend reasons - I suspected it may have
something to do with early Soviet fashion, etc. As a matter of fact the
boy's sister *was* raised in that new family, who also had their children (2
boys as far as I know). *But*, the main question remains: did anyone come
accross those orphanages in Berdichev of those days? Is there any chance to
know anything on this subject?
Thanks for your help!