Boris Gurevich papers
The Boris Gurevich papers are comprised of over fifty letters Boris wrote to his brother and sister while in the Red Army between 1942 and 1944. The majority of the letters are to his sister in Andijan. In them, Boris enquires frequently about her health and food availability and describes his situation as a student in military training and later, as a soldier. Many of his letters describe his health, food rations, his uniforms, and his daily activities in training and in his free time. He often reports that he is happy, especially so while living in Rybinsk, where he lived with a friend, Misha Kilimnik, and frequented the movies and dance halls in his leisure time. Several of his letters detail money and packages he sends to his brother and sister. In his letters to Samuel, Boris describes in detail his life on the front and in the trenches. His last letter is written to his brother only days before he is killed.
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bella Ler-Alterovich
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