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Oral history interview with Esfir Brodskaya

Oral History | Accession Number: 2014.148.1 | RG Number: RG-50.106.0227

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Esfir Brodskaya, born in September 30, 1928, discusses her family and part of her childhood in Ukraine; the many moves her family made when she was young and ending up in Russia; living in a home for sick children for two years; her father volunteering for the Russian Army; celebrating the end of World War II with her mother and her father’s return; starting Russian public and music schools at the age of eight; learning English; visiting Ukraine and experiencing antisemitism; attending university and working in Uzbekistan for a year; the difficulties and isolation she faced while working for an institute of organic chemistry; her marriage and two sons; moving to Israel and the United States; her feelings about Germany, Israel, and talking to her children and grandchildren about her experiences; living in the US and her religious practices; and her current activities at the Jewish Community Center.

Interviewee
Esfir Brodskaya
Interviewer
Gail Schwartz
Date
2014 August 11  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 digital file : WAV.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:10:00
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