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Oral history interview with Sasha Semenoff

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.250.15 | RG Number: RG-50.882.0015

Sasha Semenoff, born in 1924 in Riga, Latvia, describes his sister, who also survived the Holocaust; the Nazis arriving in Riga in 1941; the formation of a ghetto for the Jews; fleeing the ghetto and going to work in a factory in an apartment building, where he stayed until he was sent to concentration camp; surviving four camps, including Stutthoff and Gutendorf; doing a variety of work, from the kitchen to clean up on U-boat construction; being liberated by the Soviets in March of 1945; being put in jail by the Soviet troops; a Soviet doctor putting him into a hospital, which saved his life; and ending up in three hospitals after his liberation.

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Sasha Semenoff
Esther Finder
1 digital file : MOV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Esther Toporek Finder
Record last modified: 2020-07-27 15:22:22
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