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Oral history interview with Boris Naumovich Chandros

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.8 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0008

Boris Naumovich Chandros, born on December 25, 1923, in Ozarintsy, Ukraine, discusses his early family life and schooling; the famine from 1933 to 1934 and the book he wrote about that time period; the German army’s occupation in the summer of 1941; becoming a soldier even though he was considered too young; going into battle and experiencing shell-shock; traveling to Mogilev Podolskiy (Mohyliv-Podil's'kyi), Ukraine in August 1943 and seeing people eating grass; visiting a friend in Karpivka, Ukraine; traveling to Ozarintsy, where he printed leaflets with a friend; the ghetto in Ozarintsy; a Ukrainian doctor named Stukalenko who provided Boris's family with food and medicine; the outbreak of typhus; going to Mogilev Podolskiy; being sent to the Pechera work camp; escaping from the Pechora; going to the Mogilevsky ghetto to see his uncle; being shot by a German soldier; the liberation of his town; serving in the cavalry and as a secret service agent; demobilization in autumn 1945; studying at Kiev university; his teaching career; writing books; and making movies.

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Boris N. Chandros
interview:  1994 August 08
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:19
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