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Oral history interview with Grigory Liberchuk

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.50 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0485

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Grigory Liberchuk (né Gershel Leib Liberchuk), born in 1938 in Dnipropetrovs'k, Ukraine, discusses his childhood; the Soviet government evacuating Jews from Dnipropetrovs'k on trains as the German Army approached; his infant brother's death during German bombing of the trains; his father's service in the Soviet Army and the help they received from the Soviet government; staying for a year in Stavropol, Russia; the German occupation of Stavropol in August 1942; his mother leaving him with a Russian woman and moving to another village to live under a false identity; being recognized as Jewish by the German boyfriend of his caretaker and taken to a round-up point; being rescued by a member of the underground and taken to a childless Polish couple; his mother's return several months later and the reluctance of the couple to give him back to her; his mother finally regaining custody of him and moving to another area; making contact with his mother's family in Kazakhstan and staying with them until the end of World War II; their return to Dnipropetrovs'k and then moving to Kiev, Ukraine; his life in Kiev after the war; and his eventual immigration to the United States with his wife and son.

Interviewee
Grigory Liberchuk
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2004 March 16  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
4 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:18:08
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