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Oral history interview with Aliva Presman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1989.67.70 | RG Number: RG-50.012.0070

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Aliva Presman was born in December 1941 while her parents were hiding in the small town of Koperchinze (possibly Kopychyntsi). She describes her family, including her Jewish mother and Polish father; living in the top room of a nice house with 17 other people; Germans living in the bottom portion of the house during the war; living in Poland until immigrating to Israel in 1957; being fearful of Russians and Poles after the war; her Jewish mother having to bribe an official to get passports; adjusting to life in Israel and forcing herself to go to a kibbutz; joining the Israeli army when she was 18; finding out about her parents were hiding Jews during the war; connecting with other people who now live in Israel and who helped to rescue Jews during the war; her parents’ disgust with religion; and immigrating to England with her sister and son.

Interviewee
Aliva Presman
Interviewer
Gay Block
Malka Drucker
Date
1987 November 06  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:55:10
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