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Oral history interview with Nata Koepakchi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1135 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1135

Nata Koepakchi describes her childhood in Kodyma, Ukraine; her father being drafted into the Soviet Army at the onset of World War II; the family's seperation from him throughout the war; the roundup of Kodyma's Jewish community by the Nazis to be marched to Telegd, a death camp; her family's escape with assistance from Ukrainian villagers; their arrival in Balta, occupied by Romanians; their arrest and internment in the Balta ghetto from 1941-1944; the conditions in the ghetto; the arrival of German troops as the war ended; the cruelties she witnessed; their liberation by the Soviet army; her family's return to Kodyma; life under Soviet rule; reuniting with her father; the family's move to Odessa; her education; her marriage; and her immigration to the United States with her husband and daughter in 1989.

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Nata Koepakchi
Peter Ryan
interview:  1998 November 11
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:40:26
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