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Oral history interview with Eleonora Ryvkova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2015.31.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0793

Ella Ryvkova, born in Leningrad (Saint Petersburg, Russia) on April 4, 1938, describes the blockade of Leningrad, which started on September 8, 1941; her family evacuating in April 1942 to the town of Chelyabinsk, Russia; experiencing starvation there; her mother giving blood donations to get food and medicines to Ella, who was getting very sick; the terrible antisemitism at the time and experiencing antisemitism during her walk home from school; her mother’s family living in Klintsy, Russia; her grandmother evacuating with her four children to the east while the rest of the family perishing in Klintsy; and antisemitism after the war when she was studying in a university and later when she was looking for a job.


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Interviewee
Eleonora Ryvkova
Interviewer
Liliya Meyerovich
Date
interview:  2015 January 26
Language
Russian
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-4.