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Oral history interview with Yitzak Shamron

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.1598 | RG Number: RG-50.477.1598

Yitzak Shamron discusses his childhood in Poland and his family's escape in 1939 from German-occupied territory into the Soviet Union; living in Mykolaïv, Ukraine (near Odessa, Ukraine) for two years; fleeing with his family in 1941 towards Siberia by illegally boarding trains; their experiences along the way; his experiences in a government-sponsored camp near Lake Baikal; his escape from this camp; his reunion with his mother and siblings in Tashkent, Uzbekistan; going to Ayaguz, Kazakhstan; his return to Poland in 1945; and the process of return without Polish papers.

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Yitzak Shamron
interview:  1981 June 15
1 sound recording : WAV.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-04-09 12:25:53
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