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Oral history interview with Grigoriy Soroker

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.8 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0008

Grigoriy Soroker discusses his childhood in the mostly Jewish town Călărași, Romania (now in Moldova); his orthodox upbringing; his memories of antisemitism; the occupation of his town by the Soviet Union in 1940 and the changes that occurred; the invasion in June 1941 of Nazi troops; his family's decision to flee; his family's journeys eastward; their experiences during the war in Dnipro (Ukraine), Stalingrad (Volgograd, Russia), and the Ural Mountains; his father's enlistment in the Soviet Army; his experiences after the war; his return to Bessarabia; his schooling and long military career; and his immigration to the United States in 1995.


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Interviewee
Grigoriy Soroker
Date
interview:  1999 March 03
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
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: 2020-07-08 14:55:23
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