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Oral history interview with Esfira Golubchansky

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1477 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1477

Esfira Golubchansky discusses her childhood in Odessa, Ukraine; her Jewish upbringing and Yiddish education; her studies in economics in a technical school; the rich Jewish cultural life in Odessa; the invasion of the Soviet Union by Nazi Germany in 1941; her sister's move to Habarovsk in eastern Russia; the mass evacuation of Jewish families toward the east; her father's reluctance to leave; her flight from Odessa to Novorossiisk; later learning that her parents and brother were murdered in Domanivka, Ukraine; leaving Novorossiisk for Tashkent, Uzbekistan; living with a family on a collective farm while finishing her technical education; learning of the liberation of Odessa in 1944 and returning there; her life after the war, including her marriage in 1948 to a man who spent the war years in the military; the birth of their three children, only one of whom survived; her daughter's immigration to the United States to provide a better future for her own daughter; and Ms. Golubchansky and her husband joining them in 1978.

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Esfira Golubchansky
interview:  2006 October 04
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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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 09:42:31
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