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Oral history interview with Joshua Fishman

Oral History | Digitized | RG Number: RG-50.232.0028

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    Oral history interview with Joshua Fishman


    Interview Summary
    Joshua Fishman, born August 18, 1921 in Dombrowitza, Poland (now Dubrovytsia, Ukraine), describes his family and their religious practices; life before the war; the relations between Jews and non-Jews; the outbreak of war in September 1939; life in the ghetto in Dombrowitza; being placed on a transport to the camps with his family but escaping; hiding in the forest with his family; how most of his family was killed while in hiding but Joshua and his mother survived by following a group of partisans; being drafted into the Russian army towards the end of the war; deserting twice; being arrested for desertion and serving time in a Russian prison; the end of the war; immigrating with his mother to the United States; adjusting to life in the US; meeting his future wife; and how the his experiences still affect his life.
    Joshua Fishman
    Arthur Kirsch
    interview:  1982 July 13
    creation: Detroit (Mich.)

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes : analog.

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Fishman, Joshua, 1921-
    Corporate Name
    Red Army (Soviet Union)

    Administrative Notes

    Holder of Originals
    University of Michigan-Dearborn
    The University of Michigan, Dearborn conducted the interview with Joshua Fishman. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes in November 1992
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