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Oral history interview with Anna Lazarevna Margolina

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.104.16 | RG Number: RG-50.633.0016

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Anna Lazarevna Margolina, born in 1922, describes her education; going to Crimea, Ukraine; her and her family’s lives after the war ended; being part of the Komsomol while she was a student; not being able to visit the synagogue in Kremenchuk, Ukraine because of her participation in the Komsomol; her parents, who were communists and were not religious; her very religious grandmother and her grandfather, who was somewhat observant; how she did not want to listen to her grandmother; her feelings of regret; her parents speaking in Russian and Yiddish; knowing Yiddish, but not knowing Hebrew; not experiencing antisemitism when she was growing up; the death of her husband in Germany during the war; having many Jewish neighbors; and celebrating only Soviet holidays, during which she prepared Jewish food.

Interviewee
Anna L. Margolina
Date
2005 August 09  (interview)
Language
Tatar
Russian
Genre/Form
Oral histories.
Extent
1 digital file : Mixed formats.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Ukraïns'kyĭ t︠s︡entr vyvchenni︠a︡ istoriï Holokostu
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