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Oral history interview with Sonia Orbuch

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.242 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0242

The interviews describe Ms. Orbuch's childhood in Luboml, Poland (now Liuboml, Ukraine); her memories of the beginning of World War II and the changes the town experienced; the occupation of Luboml by Russian troops; and increasing antisemitism. Ms. Orbuch describes her brother's conscription into the Russian army; the occupation of the town by Nazi troops and the restrictions that Jews were forced to endure. She describes her family's failed attempt to escape to Russia; the increasing dangers faced by Jews; and the family's decision to flee to the forest. Ms. Orbuch describes the family's experiences hiding in the forest, being sheltered by Polish gentiles, and her experiences working and fighting with Russian partisans. She discusses her experiences after the war and her immigration to the United States in 1949.

The supplemental tape, “Lubloml: My Heart Remembers,” describes life in Luboml, Poland before and during the war, and features portions of Sonia Orbuch's oral history interviews.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Sonia Orbuch
Sandra Bendayan
interview:  1994 December 06
interview:  1995 January 05
2 videocassettes (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 09:49:15
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