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Oral history interview with Tatjana Khepoyan-Viner

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.35 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0035

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    Oral history interview with Tatjana Khepoyan-Viner


    Interview Summary
    Tatjana Khepoyan-Viner describes her childhood in Odessa, Ukraine; her family life and her marriage at age 19; the outbreak of World War II being ejected from her home by her neighbors and being imprisoned with her family in Odessa; the ensuing chaotic events; being separated from two of her brothers; being placed on trains to a small village, where she endured terrible conditions with her younger brother, daughter, and mother; the threat of mass murder; escaping with her mother and daughter; being transported to a series of villages; attempted sexual assault at the hands of a Rumanian officer; being separated from her mother; successfully passing as a non-Jew and working as a cook at a police station until the end of the war; reuniting with her mother and husband; and immigrating to the United States with her family in 1978.
    Tatjana Khepoyan-Viner
    interview:  1992 April 08
    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

    Physical Details

    2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..

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    Personal Name
    Khepoyan-Viner, Tatjana.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Tatjana Khepoyan-Viner on April 8, 1992. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in October 1999.
    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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