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Oral history interview with Desi Rina Evan

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.810 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0810

Desi Evan descibes her childhood in Sofia, Bulgaria; her memories of the Nazi occupation; the prejudice she encountered; moving to the ghetto; life during the war years; the abortion her mother had after the Nazis invaded Bulgaria; her uncle's forced labor; her father's refusal to convert to Christianity; his suicide after the Nazi occupation; her liberation by the Soviet Army; her family's return to Sofia; the injustice and corruption her family faced under communist rule; her family's move to Israel; and her fami'ys immigration to the United States in the 1960s.


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Interviewee
Desi R. Evan
Interviewer
Sandra Bendayan
Date
interview:  1996 May 28
Language
English
Extent
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:52:57
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