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Oral history interview with Sulamith Reznikov

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

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    Oral history interview with Sulamith Reznikov


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Sulamith Reznikov
    interview:  1990 December 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from the Women's Auxiliary of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago

    Physical Details

    5 sound cassette : analog.

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    Personal Name
    Reznikov, Sulamith.

    Administrative Notes

    The Women's Auxiliary of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago conducted the interview with Sulamith Reznikov on December 10, 1990 as part of an oral history project to document the experiences of Jews who fled the former Soviet Union. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum received a copy of the interview in June 1995.
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