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Oral history interview with Galina Iosifovna Mogilevskaia

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

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    Oral history interview with Galina Iosifovna Mogilevskaia


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Galina I. Mogilevskaia
    N. Amosova
    S. V. Nikolayeva
    interview:  2005 July 16-2006 July 12

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    The European University at St. Petersburg contributed the St. Petersburg Judaica Project to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives via the United States Holocaust Museum International Archives Project in June 2009.
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