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Oral history interview with Leonid Birman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.11 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0011

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

Leonid Birman, born on January 1, 1938 in Moskovoya, Ukraine, describes living with his mother and three sisters in a ghetto near Moskovoya, while his father was a soldier fighting in the army; Ukrainian and Romanian policemen governing the ghetto; the restriction on Jews; being liberated by the Soviet Army in March of 1944; returned to Moskovoya with his family after the war and finding their house destroyed; moving into a neighboring house that was originally owned by a soldier; attending school again in 1946; graduating and moving to Odessa, Ukraine, where his sisters worked; enrolling in a technical school where he became a specialist with metals; working for three years; joining the army and serving from 1960 to 1963; returning to his factory; getting married in 1968; his daughter’s birth; and moving with his family to the United States on May 26, 1997 to escape discrimination.

Interviewee
Leonard Birman
Date
1999 February 10  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 videocassette (Hi8) : sound, color ; 8mm.
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:42:31
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