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Oral history interview with Asya Grunkina

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.152 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0152

Asya Grunkina discusses her childhood in Odesa, Ukraine; her memories of the occupation of Odessa by Nazi troops on October 16, 1941; the orders for Jewish families to identify themselves in preparation for deportation; hiding with her family in their home to escape deportation; the family fleeing with the assistance of a local Russian man in January 1942; hiding in the catacombs and caves nearby; the assistance of their rescuer and his family who brought them food at great risk; the terrible conditions and privations they endured; and leaving their hiding place in April 1944.


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Interviewee
Asya Grunkina
Interviewer
Peter Ryan
Date
interview:  1999 July 11
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
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: 2020-03-26 09:49:06
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