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Oral history interview with Fanya Berkovna Shnaider

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.33 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0033

Fanya Berkovna Shnaider, born in 1926 in Gvyaden, discusses her early family life; the beginnings of war; evacuation with family; traveling to Novogrod Volynskiy (Novohrad-Volyns'kyĭ), Ukraine with her parents and two my brothers; going to a village near Novogrod Volynskiy to be with her aunt; the execution of village inhabitants and surviving by hiding; going to Kameny Brod (Kam'yanyy Brid) then going back to Novogrod Volynskiy; finding her family and the massacre of Jews shortly thereafter, including her brother and mother; staying in a children's home for a few months in Radomishche; the relocation of the children's home to a new village; escaping from the new village with two Jewish girlfriends; living in a military unit; joining the Red Army; hiding her Jewishness in the military; living in the forest with her military unit; serving with the intelligence section of her military unit because of her knowledge of German; the commander, Kitrichenko; and her post-war education and family.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Fanya B. Shnaider
interview:  1994 August 10
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
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:51:47
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