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Oral history interview with Maria Efes

Oral History | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.22 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0022

Maria Efes, born on July 15, 1909 in Kopys', Belarus, describes living in Orsha, Belarus; going to Petrograd (Saint Petersburg) in 1924; graduating from the Gertson institute in 1933; working as a speech therapist in a Russian-occupied area of Finland; her parents’ backgrounds; her siblings; being a child psychologist in the 1930s; her studies on school children in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg), Russia; going to Crimea, Ukraine in 1936; being a graduate student, studying foreign languages; the German invasion in 1941; her sister’s experience during the German invasion; the bombings; the experiences of her siblings during the war; taking a group of children to Siberia in September 1942; working at a children’s house in Siberia for two years; returning to Leningrad when the war ended; and her husband.
[Note that the interviewee describes her early life approximately half-way through the interview.]

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Maria Efes
Anthony Young
interview:  1992 July 24
creation: Silver Spring (Md.)
2 sound cassettes (90 min.).
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 08:23:34
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