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Oral history interview with Abram Geldman

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.686 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0686

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The interview describes Mr. Geldman's childhood in Lublin, Poland, his memories of the beginning of World War II and the bombing of Lublin, and his escape to Russia. Mr. Geldman describes arriving in Rovna, Poland (now Rivne, Ukraine), near the Russian border, and living there while it was occupied by the Russians. He discusses his arrest by Russian officers and transport to Siberia, and describes the journey, which ended when he fell from the train. Mr. Geldman describes his unsuccessful attempts to return to Lublin, his life in Rovna, and his travels and studies during the war years in various parts of the Soviet Union, including Tashkent and Semerkant in Uzbekhistan, and, later, Kishinev, Moldava, where he settled until emigrating to the United States in 1988. Mr. Geldman discusses his family and their fate, which is unknown to him.

Interviewee
Adam Geldman
Date
1991 July 25  (interview)
Language
English
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 11:22:19
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