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Oral history interview with Shaya Neys

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

The interview describes Mr. Neys's childhood in Liepaja, Latvia, the arrest of the family in June 1941 by the Russian security agency NKVD, and the family's transport to a military port, whether the men were separated from the women and children. Mr. Neys describes traveling by train with his mother to Krasnoyarsk, Russia, and the family’s life of forced labor and misery in various locations in Siberia until the end of the war. He discusses difficulties in returning to Latvia after the war ended, his return in 1956, his reunion with his son, and their lives in Riga. Mr. Neys describes learning that his father died in a labor camp, that many of relatives from Liepaja perished, and reflects that their deportation to Siberia probably saved his and his mother's lives.

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Shaya Neys
interview:  1992 May 06
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: 2020-03-26 09:32:11
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