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Oral history interview with Tatyana Samuilovna Gildiner

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.2 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0002

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Tatyana Samuilovna Gildiner, born November 13, 1918, recalls growing up in a religious Jewish family; her schooling, graduation, and work in a chemical laboratory; being the secretary of the Komsomol organization in her factory; the bombardment of Minsk; establishment of, moving into, and life in the Jewish ghetto; different Aktions in the ghetto and the loss of her family; her avoiding being killed during the Aktions; being aided by a German officer; working for a German Army unit as a laundress; assisting partisans in the ghetto; being sent to Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and life in that camp; her liberation by British forces; her return to Minsk; her poor health, contracting tuberculosis, and her five years in a hospital as a result of her experiences; her difficulty finding work in Minsk as a result of Soviet antisemitism; and her life after the war.

Interviewee
Tatyana S. Gildiner
Date
1995 July 31  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
Interviews conducted in association with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University and with the participation of Beit Lohamei Haghetaot in Israel.
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