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Oral history interview with Moishe Weiner

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1992.A.0125.140 | RG Number: RG-50.233.0140

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    Oral history interview with Moishe Weiner


    Interview Summary
    Moise Weiner, born in May 24, 1927 in Vakhnivka, Ukraine, discusses his prewar life in Vakhnivka; attending Ukrainian school instead of the Jewish school; his memories of people’s reaction when Molotov announced war with Germany; escaping on a train with his sister; managing to escape when the Germans attacked the train; making their way to Orsk in the Urals; working different jobs until he was called into the army in 1945; the Russian Civil War and pogroms of that time; how his brothers and sister became Communists during the war; becoming a writer after the war; translating novels by Jewish authors from Yiddish into Russian; and living as a Refusenik for ten years.
    Moishe Weiner
    Anthony Young
    interview:  1992 May 04
    creation: Rockville (Md.)

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (90 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Weiner, Moishe, 1927-
    Corporate Name
    Red Army (Soviet Union)

    Administrative Notes

    Anthony Young, of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum ID Card Project, conducted the interview with Moishe Weiner in Rockville, MD on May 4, 1992.
    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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