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Oral history interview with Galina Iosifovna Mogilevskaia

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.103.3 | RG Number: RG-50.632.0003

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Galina Iosifovna Mogilevskaia, born circa 1925 in Saratov, Russia, describes being five years old when her family moved to Vinnytsia, Ukraine; living in Dushanbe, Tajikistan when the war started; moving to Tulchin, Ukraine as an adult; her husband, who was a teacher for 38 years; her son and daughter, who both married Russians; living in Tulchin for 55 years; the Jewish tradesmen in Tulchin before the war; the Jewish ghetto in Tulchin during WWII; the forced labor imposed upon Jews and the deportation of Jews to camps like Pechora concentration camp; seeing a train at the train station with three wagons with Jews from Odessa and giving them food; bringing home one exhausted Jewish man, named Sania, who lived with them for the entire war; becoming aware of her Jewish nationality after the war; a priest during the first world war who saved many Jews from a pogrom in Tulchin; her collection of Jewish LP records; her grandfather, Moisei Davidovich, who was from Gayvoron, was very religious, worked as a kosher butcher, and his 12 children (nine of whom survived the Holocaust); her grandmother, who baked white bread challah for Shabbat and rye bread for week days; the arrest of her father; her mother, Anna Moiseyevna, who was born in 1908 and arrested in 1938; her grandmother, Elizaveta Samsonovna; her father’s family, who were from Vinnytsia; her parents, who were from the Gaysin district (her father was from the village named Vakhrovka); her husband, who was also from Gaysin district and fought in the war; details about her grandfather’s home; her father, who bought matzo in Kiev, Ukraine; the Jewish school, German school, and Polish school before the war; studying at a Ukrainian and a Russian school; life during Nikita Khushchev’s leadership; the role of the Jewish Committee (the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee) in the Soviet Union; a memorial at Pechora that was opened in the 1990s; her participation in the Jewish community; spending a month in Israel in 1995 and her thoughts on Israel; her husband’s death in 1988 and burial at a Russian cemetery; her career as a medical doctor; her son; a man named Bartik who organized the Jewish society in Tulchin and Rita Genikhovna (Genekhovna), who became the head of the Jewish society after Bartik left Tulchin; Sofia Iosifovna, who is a rabbi; and the Jewish cemetery in Tulchin.

Interviewee
Galina I. Mogilevskaia
Interviewer
N. Amosova
S. V. Nikolayeva
Date
2005 July 16-2006 July 12  (interview)
Extent
4 digital files : MP3.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:39:16
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