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Oral history interview with Shaya Neys

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.62 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0062

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    Oral history interview with Shaya Neys


    Interview Summary
    Shaya Neys, born on June 28, 1927 in Liepaja, Latvia, discusses his childhood in Liepaja; the arrest of his family in June 1941 by the Russian security agency NKVD, and the family's transport to a military port, where the men were separated from the women and children; traveling by train with his mother to Krasnoyarsk, Russia; their experiences of forced labor and misery in various locations in Siberia until the end of the war; difficulties in returning to Latvia after the war ended and his return in 1956; his reunion with his son and their lives in Riga, Latvia; learning that his father died in a labor camp, and that many of his relatives from Liepaja perished; and his reflections that their deportation to Siberia probably saved his and his mother's lives.
    Shaya Neys
    interview:  1992 May 06
    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

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Neys, Shaya.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Shaya Neys on May 6, 1992. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tape of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in December 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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