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Oral history interview with Asa Shapiro

Oral History | Accession Number: 2007.239 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0519

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Asa Shapiro describes his life growing up in the small, mostly Jewish town of Korets; stealing goods and selling them on the black market for his family to survive; being caught and sent to a work camp in Siberia; joining the Russian Army and later the Polish Army; the antisemitism he experienced in the army; searching for his family members after the war; his quick marriage after the war and making a living on the black market; and his immigration to Detroit, Michigan.

Interviewee
Asa Shapiro
Interviewer
Sidney M. Bolkosky
Date
2007 July 07  (interview)
Language
English
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
Interview funded by a grant from Katharine M. and Leo S. Ullman.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:18:50
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