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Oral history interview with Joshua Fishman

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.232.0028

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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.

Interviewee
Joshua Fishman
Interviewer
Arthur Kirsch
Date
1982 July 13  (interview)
Geography
creation : Detroit (Mich.)
Language
English
Extent
2 sound cassettes : analog.