Mark was born on April 3 1937, in Petropavlovsk, Kazakh Republic, USSR (now Petropavlovsk, Kazakhstan).
Six months after his birth, his father was arrested and spent 18 years in the camp.
“Rozovsky is not my last name. I was adopted by my stepfather. His name was Grigory Zakharovich Rozovsky, he was an engineer. It was a marriage of convenience. My mother all her life madly loved my father, whose name was Semyon Shlindman.“