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Oral history interview with Elena Malakhovskaia

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.211 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0211

Elena Malakhovskaia (b. Lachter), born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1934, discusses her family life; the outbreak of war; the roundup of Jews in the Fall of 1941; attempting to survive using false documents; being placed in a village ghetto near Chechelnik, Ukraine, in the spring of 1942; description of life in the Chechelnik ghetto; escaping from the ghetto to Lipetskaya, Russia; her life in a barn in Lipetskaya with her mother pretending to be Ukrainian; memories of Soviet planes and sounds of explosions; emerging from hiding when Soviet tanks came into the village; returning to Odessa; entering school in 1945; and post-war antisemitism.

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Elena Malakhovskaia
interview:  1995 November 02
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:45:37
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