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Oral history interview with Michael Lin

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2000.37 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0131

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    Oral history interview with Michael Lin


    Interview Summary
    Michael Lin, born in Riga, Latvia on September 14, 1936, describes his family and childhood; the Jewish community of Riga; the beginning of the war in 1941 and his family being forced to leave their home to settle in Yaroslavl (IAroslavl' ), Russia; catching malaria and developing pneumonia in 1941 but not being able to get medication; moving to another small village in Russia, where he remained until 1944 when his family moved farther east; having to shave his head to avoid getting lice; his father’s draft into the Russian Army; the end of the war and preparing to return to Riga; his experiences with antisemitism in Russia; beginning school after the war in Latvia; his draft into the Russian Army in September 1955; attending school in Moscow after he left the army; immigrating to Israel in 1969 with his wife and children; immigrating to the United States a few years later; and his reflections on sharing his memories of the Holocaust.
    Michael Lin
    Gail Schwartz
    interview:  2000 February 27

    Physical Details

    Oral histories.
    3 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Lin, Michael, 1936-

    Administrative Notes

    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History branch conducted this interview on February 27, 2000. The interview was transferred to the Archives on March 10, 2000.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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