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Oral history interview with Margarita Furman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.29 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0029

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Margarita Furman, born on December 28, 1925 in Minsk, Belarus, discusses her family; her youth, hobbies, and schools; her father who worked in a flour mill; the outbreak of war on June 22, 1941; her family going towards Mogilev on June 26and being wounded by bullets on the way; the German Army occupying Mogilev and the Jews being moved to a ghetto; how she did not look Jewish and was separated from the rest of her family; being discovered on the street, beaten, and put in prison; denying that she was Jewish and was sent with other young women to Poland and Germany to do various jobs; more details on the ghetto in Mogilev; life in work camps and how weak and sick persons were separated out and taken away; relationships between prisoners and various punishments; her feelings upon liberation by the Americans; and how she and others were treated as traitors in the Soviet Union.

Interviewee
Margarita Furman
Date
1995 August 11  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
2 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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