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Oral history interview with Polina Sorkin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.161 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0161

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The interview describes Ms. Sorkin's childhood in a town in the Ukraine; her brother and father's service in Soviet Army; the invasion by Nazi troops of her town; and her family's unsuccessful attempt to flee. Ms. Sorkin describes an incident in which all the Jews were rounded up and marched to a barracks where they were imprisoned and how she made her escape. She describes traveling from village to village, being sheltered by relatives and strangers, and her reunion with family members in a ghetto. Ms. Sorkin discusses traveling to an orphange in Balta, where she reamined until the end of the war, after which she was reunited with her family. She describes her life after the war and her immigration to the United States.

Polina Sorkin
1992 September 03  (interview)
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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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 11:05:58
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