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Oral history interview with Abram Braunstein

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1997.A.0441.183 | RG Number: RG-50.462.0183

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    Oral history interview with Abram Braunstein


    Interview Summary
    Abram Braunstein, born on February 14, 1917 in Maniewicze, Poland (now Manevychi, Ukraine), discusses the changes in his town after the arrival of the Soviet Army in 1939; his conscription into the Soviet Army in 1940; becoming a noncommissioned officer; receiving a care package from his family; outbreak of the war; the execution of a Soviet soldier; transferring to a mobile military hospital; spending the winter 1941 in a bunker near Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg, Russia); working at Lake Ladoga; working in a kitchen in late 1942 or 1943; stealing a machine gun; a mission to cut off a railroad line; an assignment transporting laundry; training with mortars; being wounded in an offensive and taken to Leningrad; transferring to a special hospital near Stalingrad (now Volgograd, Russia); returning home to Maniewicze in late fall of 1944; the end of the war; travelling through Hungary; entering Austria at Graz; living in a displaced person camp near the Italian border; and immigrating to the United States in 1949.
    Abram Braunstein
    Davida Glick
    interview:  1987 March 16
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive

    Physical Details

    2 sound cassettes (60 min.).

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Braunstein, Abram.
    Corporate Name
    Red Army (Soviet Union)

    Administrative Notes

    The Gratz College Holocaust Oral History Archive donated the interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2017.
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