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Oral history interview with Leonid Litvak

Oral History | Accession Number: 2012.10.3 | RG Number: RG-50.652.0003

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Leonid Litvak, born near Odesa, Ukraine, describes his prewar childhood; his father's involvement in the Communist Party; his father's forced relocation to Vladivostok, Russia in 1934 due to his communist ties; his escape, along with his mother and brother, from their forced relocation to Vladivostok; living with his aunt near Moldova; his father's imprisonment in 1937 by the KGB; his experiences during Nazi bombings; the Nazi-mandated evacuation of everyone in the village; his brother's job identifying Nazi spies for the Russian Army; and his mental breakdown after a near death experience during the war.

Interviewee
Leonid Litvak
Interviewer
Irina Yufa
Mara Jevera Fulmer
Veronica Creed
Alexzandra Caldwell
Date
2010 December 12  (interview)
Language
English
Russian
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 DVD : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Mott Community College
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:18
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