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Oral history interview with Ida Moiseyevna Brion

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.6 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0006

Ida Moiseyevna Brion, born in Rudnya, Smolensk Oblast, Russia in 1919, recalls pre-war family and Jewish life; the Soviets' 1937 arrest and execution of her uncle; the arrival of Germans in 1941; her attempted escape and her capture; being transported with her brothers by German authorities to Demidovo; the rape of a Jewish girl in Demidovo; her return to Rudnya; the establishment of the Rudnya ghetto; ghetto life and her work there as the only medically trained person; treating people wounded in a bombing; traveling to Yartsevo (IArtsevo) and returning to Rudnya; the execution of ghetto inhabitants; her escape from the ghetto to Smolensk, Russia and subsequently to Gzhatsk (Gagarin) and Mozhaysk; being hidden by a local woman until the liberation by Soviet troops in December 1941; her evacuation to Kotlas, Arkhangelsk oblast, and her work there as a doctor; her arrest on the way to Gorki to resume her medical training and her imprisonment in Arkhangelsk as a spy; her return to the Smolensk Medical Institute; the memorial that was erected in 1965 in Rudnya for the people who were shot there; and her marriage.

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Brion, Ida Moiseyevina
interview:  1995 August 01
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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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.
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:20
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