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Oral history interview with Polina Sorkin

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

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    Oral history interview with Polina Sorkin


    Interview Summary
    Polina Sorkin (née Britavskaya), born on November 25, 1931 in Krutye, Ukraine, discusses her childhood in Ukraine; her brother and father's service in Soviet Army; the German invasion and seeing troops in her town; her family's unsuccessful attempt to flee; an incident in which all the Jews were rounded up and marched to a barracks where they were imprisoned; escaping the barracks; traveling from village to village; being sheltered by relatives and strangers; her reunion with family members in a ghetto; traveling to an orphanage in Balta, Ukraine, where she remained until the end of the war; reuniting with her family; her life after the war; and her immigration to the United States.
    Polina Sorkin
    interview:  1992 September 03
    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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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Sorkin, Polina.

    Administrative Notes

    The Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project conducted the interview with Polina Sorkin on September 3, 1992. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received the tapes of the interview from the Bay Area Holocaust Oral History Project in December 2000.
    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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