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Oral history interview with Esther Gelbelman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.47 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0047

Esther Gelbelman, born in 1926 in Kishinev, Romania (present day Chişinău, Moldova), discusses the Soviet confiscation of her family’s store; fleeing the city during bombing raids; moving to Domanovka, Ukraine and being forced into the ghetto; living and working conditions in the ghetto; mass killings; the German guards fleeing as the Russians approached in April 1944 and the dispersal of the prisoners; walking to Karlovka, where they were liberated by the Soviets; being asked to testify about what happened in Bogdanovka; returning to Bogdanovka after 20 years; her efforts to have the graves cared for; and her inability to forget.

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Gelbelman, Esther
interview:  1993 May 13
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:18:55
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