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Oral history interview with Alexander Gorbanos

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.11 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0011

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Alexander Yakovlich Gorbanos, born in Kharkov (Kharkiv), Ukraine on December 23, 1933, discusses the composition of his family; growing up in the Novoselovka neighborhood in Kharkov; the German occupation of Kharkov in October 1941; hiding with various families; reaching Belgorod, Russia; buying fake passports with the non-Jewish Ukrainian name Kochenko; traveling to a town called Borisovke, Russia, where he ended up in a hospital; leaving the hospital and being arrested by Ukrainian police; being released by Ukrainian police and sent to a collective farm camp near Borisovke; being liberated by Soviet troops in February 1943; working on a collective farm in Voronezh oblast (Voronezhskaia oblast'), Russia; the liberation of Kharkov in 1944 and returning there; attending trade school in 1947; entering military school and the army in 1952; serving in Belarus; and other remarks about his military life.

Interviewee
Mr. Alexander Gorbanos
Date
1994 August 05  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:42:27
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