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Oral history interview with Galina Iosefovna Klotsman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.15 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0015

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Galina Iosefovna Klotsman, born September 15, 1923 in Pyatigory, Kiev oblast, Ukraine, discusses her early family life; her family moving in 1932 during the famine to a kolkhoz in Munus, Crimea near Yevpatoriya, Crimea; returning to Pyatigory in 1935; war breaking out; fleeing upon the German’s arrival and obtaining work on a nearby sovkhoz (collective farm); how in the spring of 1942 men from the sovkhov were taken to a work camp in Zhashkov; the killing of women and men during the deportations to work camps; working in a quarry near Buki, Ukraine; her family members who did not survive; being liberated in the fall of 1943; traveling with her sister in the direction of Vinnitsa oblast; residing in a dormitory of a collective farm; taking nursing courses; living with her father in Kiev, Ukraine; moving to Odessa, Ukraine; working for forty years in a printing house; her war experiences; and receiving no compensation for her war experiences.

Interviewee
Galina I. Klotsman
Date
1994 August 06  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
2 videocassettes (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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