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Oral history interview with Simon Alpervich

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.615 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0615

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Simon Alpervich was born in 1928 in Vilnius (Vilna), Lithuania. Simon’s family was well-educated and Simon’s father had been trained as an engineer in Germany. In 1933, the family moved to Kaunas (Kovno) due to the lack of employment opportunities in Vilnius. At the age of seven, Simon began his education at Shalom Aleichem school. In June of 1941, Simon and his mother were able to make their way to Russia by train, and soon after were joined by his father. While in Russia Simon’s father opened a children’s home where some Lithuanian children were able to find refuge. After the war, Simon returned to Vilnius with his family and he resumed his education in a Russian school because all Jewish schools had been closed by the Russian government. Simon and his family survived the war by fleeing Lithuania, but the majority of his relatives was not able to do the same and ultimately perished in the Holocaust

Interviewee
Simon Alpervich
Date
1993 November 04  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
1 videocassette (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 11:20:47
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