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

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

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.


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Interviewee
Sof'ia I. Gol'fel'
Date
interview:  2005 July 15-2005 July 20
Extent
2 digital file : WMA.
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:45:57
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