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Oral history interview with Raisa Livshits

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.774 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0774

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The interview describes Ms. Livshits's childhood in Minsk, Russia, her medical school studies and marriage, and her training in a town called Lida. Ms. Livshits describes the onset of the World War II, her unsuccesful attempts to serve as a medical worker, and her return to Minsk on foot, to learn that it had been occupied by Nazi troops and that her mother, sister and husband were gone. She describes the formation of the Minsk ghetto, the conditions there, pogroms and deportations, her escape from the ghetto, and joining the partisans in April 1943, where she worked as a doctor, nurse and surgeon. Ms. Livshits discusses her reunion with her mother, sister and husband after the war, her work as a doctor in the Soviet Union, and her immigration to the United States in 1989.

Interviewee
Raisa Livshits
Date
1991 October 16  (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 11:24:10
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