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Oral history interview with Sulamith Reznikov

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1286.41 | RG Number: RG-50.405.0041

Sulamith Reznikov, born August 11, 1937, discusses growing up in Moscow as an only child; her mother Malkah (Malvina) Rubensteinftr (1906-1984) and her father Wolf Baruchovich (1903-1964), both of whom were from Dunaevsta, near Odessa; her parents both working as engineers until 1948 when they lost their jobs during the Jewish purge; her father giving her a Hebrew name but having few other Jewish traditions; being told to be proud to be a Jew; relocating during WWII to Gorki (Nizhny Novgorod) and then Chelyabinsk in the Ural Mountains; returning to Moscow in 1944; being the only Jew in her first grade class; experiencing antisemitism from her ninth and tenth grade teachers; their Jewish family friends (Borisov) being arrested during this time; studying engineering; meeting Gennady Reznikov on the Russian Revolution holiday, and marrying him in 1958; moving into a communal apartment when her first child was born; deciding to emigrate circa 1979 and finally being allowed to leave in September 1988; arriving in Chicago in May 1989; adjusting to life in the US; and not being particularly religious.


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Interviewee
Sulamith Reznikov
Date
interview:  1990 December 10
Language
English
Extent
5 sound cassette : analog.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Women's Auxiliary of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago
 
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