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Oral history interview with Claudia Royter Liberchuk

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.51 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0484

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Claudia Royter Liberchuk, born in 1939 in Vinnytsia, Ukraine, describes her family; her mother avoiding the evacuation of Vinnytsia and hiding with her in a cellar; her grandmother walking from Zhmerynka, Ukraine to pick up her and her mother and take them back to Zhmerynka; her grandfather's arrest and execution in prison; the establishment of a ghetto in Zhmerynka; her grandmother throwing her over a barbed wire fence to a group of Ukrainians standing outside the ghetto; being cared for by a Ukrainian woman for a brief time; returning to the ghetto and reuniting with her mother and grandmother; pretending to be sick with typhus to avoid the Germans; her liberation by the Soviet Army; the return of her father; moving to Brailiv, Ukraine for her father's job; her aunt’s return; difficulties she encountered after the war; and immigrating to the United States in 1988.

Interviewee
Claudia R. Liberchuk
Interviewer
Joan Ringelheim
Date
2004 March 16  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
6 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 11:18:07
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