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Oral history interview with Iakov Borisovich Superfin

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.104.23 | RG Number: RG-50.633.0023

Iakov Borisovich Superfin, born in 1947 in the village Klimov (possibly Klymove, Crimea), Ukraine, describes living on a kolkhoz comprised of Jews only; his education; his reluctance to visit Israel; his family and his parents; his father’s participation in WWII; his father’s involvement in the Jewish community before the war; life during the war for his family; being raised very religious and practicing many Jewish traditions; speaking Yiddish at home; his father writing in Hebrew; not speaking any Russian at home; his teachers; his mother preparing very traditional Jewish food for holidays; no longer being very religious; participating in various Jewish activities; how his sister’s husband was saved from being murdered during the war; and all the people from his village who were massacred.

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Iakov B. Superfin
interview:  2005 August 09
Oral histories.
1 digital file : Mixed formats.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Ukraïns'kyĭ t︠s︡entr vyvchenni︠a︡ istoriï Holokostu
Record last modified: 2020-06-24 14:46:02
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