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Oral history interview with Simeon Moyesevich Borohovski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1111 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1111

Simeon Borohovski discusses his childhood in Soroki (now Soroca), Moldova; the family's awareness of events in Germany and Poland but their feelings of relative safety; his father's induction in the army in 1941; the occupation of Moldova by Nazi troops; the family's attempt to flee; their capture; his escape with a sister and brother; hearing of the murder of his mother and youngest brother; the deportation of the Jewish community from Tulchin, to which they had fled; being taken to Peciora concentration camp in the Vinnitsa district of Ukraine where he remained from November 1941-November 1942; the terrible conditions there; the assistance he received from non-Jewish families who gave him food when he sneaked out of the camp; being absent from the camp and upon his return learning that most of its occupants had been massacred; fleeing to the Tomashpil' ghetto, where conditions were better; the liberation of the ghetto in March 1944; his return to Soroki; learning of the death of almost his entire family; his post-war life, including financial hardships; and his studies in engineering.

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Simeon M. Borohovski
Elena Schulman
interview:  1993 November 27
1 videocassette (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 09:37:25
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