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Oral history interview with Sabina Spektor

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.495 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0495

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

The interview describes Ms. Spektor's childhood in Krizhopol, Ukraine, her memories of learning about the war in June 1941, and her family's evacuation of their home in the face of the approaching Germany army. Ms. Spektor describes arriving at another town, Zhabokritch, and being warned by a Nazi officer that there would be an "aktion" the next day and learning later that much of the Jewish population of that town was murdered. She describes returning to Krizhopol and being moved with her family into the Jewish ghetto that had been established there. Ms. Spektor discusses her experiences in the ghetto, including a description of daily life there and the difficulties the population endured. She describes witnessing Jews from Bessarabia being herded toward the Bug river and later drowned. Ms. Spektor describes her life after liberation and her immigration to the United States in 1992 because of the rising antisemitism in Kishinev, where she lived.

Interviewee
Sabina Spektor
Date
1992 February 26  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:18:21
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