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Oral history interview with Faina Vladimirovna Oleinikova

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.103.14 | RG Number: RG-50.632.0014

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    Oral history interview with Faina Vladimirovna Oleinikova


    Interview Summary
    Faina Vladimirovna Oleinikova (Feiga Vol’kovna in Yiddish) born in 1919 (birth name Dvorkis), describes her deceased husband, who was Russian; meeting her husband in the army and being married for 50 years; working as a doctor’s assistant and nurse; growing up in a small old house in Tulchin, Ukraine; her very religious family; speaking Yiddish at home; going to the synagogue with her father; her parents’ religious practices; their celebrations of Passover, Roshashona, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Purim, and Hanukkah; being very poor; her mother, who worked as a seamstress and sang Yiddish songs when she was sewing; her brother, who attended “cheder” (Jewish religious school) and could write in Yiddish; the neighborhood in Tulchin called Kaptsonivka where poor Jews lived; being in a labor camp with her mother during the war and singing Yiddish songs at the camp; the famine in 1933; attending a Ukrainian school for seven grades and then a medical technical school for three years before the war started; the two synagogues in Tulchin before the war; her father, who was from a village called Mikhailovka; being at five death camps during the war, including one in Romania and four in the Vinnytsia region of Ukraine; the killing of her mother and her relatives from Bratslav at one of the camps; joining the army; the birth of her son in 1949; and her hope to be buried as a Jew.
    Faina V. Oleinikova
    interview:  2005 July 19-2005 July 23

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    Oleinikova, Faina, 1919-

    Administrative Notes

    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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