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Oral history interview with Sonia Orbuch

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

Sonia Orbuch (née Sura Faiga Shainwald), born on May 24, 1925 in Luboml, Poland (now Liuboml', Ukraine), discusses her childhood in Luboml; her memories of the beginning of World War II and the changes the town experienced; the occupation of Luboml by Russian troops; increasing antisemitism; 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; her family's failed attempt to escape to Russia; the increasing dangers faced by Jews; the family's decision to flee to the forest; the family's experiences hiding in the forest; being sheltered by Polish gentiles; her experiences working and fighting with Russian partisans; 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.
Interviewee
Sonia Orbuch
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Date
interview:  1994 December 06
interview:  1995 January 05
Language
English
Extent
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: 2021-06-09 18:06:31
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