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Oral history interview with Yuri Izrailovich German

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.16 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0016

Yuri Izrailovich German, born May 21, 1930 in Smolensk, Soviet Union, recalls his family's move to Kaluga; pre-war life; the arrest of his father as an enemy of the people by Soviet authorities in 1939; his father's escape from a labor camp and his return soon after the outbreak of the war; his father being drafted into the Soviet Army; the arrival of German troops and the establishment of a ghetto; life in the ghetto; hiding from German troops during the liquidation of the ghetto; escaping with his family from Kaluga; being hidden by a former neighbor until the arrival of Soviet troops in December 1941; life in Kaluga during the war; instances of antisemitism in school; being drafted into the Soviet Army in 1950 and serving as an officer; and post-war life.


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Interviewee
Yuri I. German
Date
interview:  1995 August 05
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.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:34:07
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