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Oral history interview with Raisa Fainghersh

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.447 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0447

Raisa Fainghersh discusses her childhood in Bershad, Ukraine; her memories of antisemitism and the threats of pogroms; her marriage and the birth of her daughter; the beginning of the war; her husband being called into the army and later dying in battle; the occupation of Bershad by Nazi troops in 1941 and the anti-Jewish violence that followed; her failed attempt to flee with her daughter and mother; the establishment of a ghetto in Berhad; the implementation of anti-Jewish restrictions; her experiences living in the ghetto; the outbreak of typhus; cooperation among ghetto inhabitants; a betrayal which resulted in a massacre shortly before liberation; her post-war life; her remarriage; the rise of antisemitism in the early 1990s; and her immigration with her family to the United States in 1991.

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Raisa Fainghersh
interview:  1992 February 26
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:51:52
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