Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research

Login

Register

Help

Skip to main content

Oral history interview with Sof'ia Iosifovna Gol'fel'

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.103.27 | RG Number: RG-50.632.0027

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Sof’ia (Sura) Iosifovna Gol’fel’, born in 1936, describes how in her current life she accompanies her friend Rita to Pechora camp to conduct tours for tourists from other countries; how Rita at age five lost her parents at Pechora camp; growing up in Balka, Ukraine in a large family house with her grandfather and all his children; her grandfather, who was a woodworker; being the youngest of the grandchildren; her grandmother, who cooked for the whole family; how they heated the house with wood shavings; her maternal grandfather, who was a tailor; how during the occupation the Romanians looted their house of all its contents and nothing was left after the war; being evacuated with her pregnant mother in 1940; the death of her baby brother later in Kazakhstan; her father’s death while fighting in Sevastopol; returning to Bender, Moldova in 1944 and living there until 1958; her mother’s work after the war at a canning factory; completing 10 grade levels in Bendery as well as medical school; getting married; and moving to Tulchin in 1958.

Interviewee
Sof'ia I. Gol'fel'
Date
2005 July 15-2005 July 20  (interview)
Extent
2 digital file : WMA.
Expand all
 
Record last modified: 2018-04-09 11:38:26
This page: https://collections.ushmm.org/search/catalog/irn85604