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Oral history interview with Boris Dynin

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.677 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0677

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The interview describes Mr. Dynin's childhood in Chernivitsi, Ukraine, and the antisemitism he experienced there. He recalls when Chernivitsi came under Russian control in 1940, prompting the flight of many people to Romania. Mr. Dynin describes the Jewish community being rounded up and relocated into a ghetto in 1941, and his family's failed attempt to gain passage to Palestine on the the ship Struma, which was destroyed en route to Palestine. Mr. Dynin discusses further relocations of members of the Jewish community to concentration and labor camps, remaining behind and escaping the ghetto, and the attempts of the remaining Jewish community members to raise money to ensure a governor who would be sympathetic to their plight.

Mr. Dynin describes being inducted into the Soviet Army, sent to a labor camp, later released, returning to his home where he graduated from university, married and had a family, and his immigration to the United States in 1991.

Interviewee
Boris Dynin
Date
1992 February 27  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
2 videocassettes (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 11:22:08
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