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Oral history interview with David Eskin

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.430.0013

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David Eskin, born in Sofia, Bulgaria and age 75 at the time of the interview, discusses growing up in the poor Jewish neighborhood in Sofia; his grandparents going to Israel in the 1920s; his work in Maccabi; staying in Israel after the Maccabia games of 1932; being drafted into the forced labor camps on a business trip home; building roads for three years; escaping in 1943 and living in Sofia illegally; joining a Bulgarian army band after the Russians liberated Bulgaria on September 9, 1944; being a part of The Optimists band; and establishing his life in Israel and New York City after 1948.

David Eskin
1990 March 04  (interview)
5 videocassettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, acquired from Jacky and Lisa Comforty