Vayshenker, Peter G.

Vayshenker, Peter G.
Vayshenker, Peter G., 1928-, interviewee; Rosenberg, Becky, interviewer; Springer, Brandon, videographer;
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Peter Vayshenker and his wife Maria immigrated to the United States in 1991 to join their grown children who had made the journey ten years before. In this interview Peter describes his family’s experiences of living in the Soviet Union, stretching back to World War II, including the dislocation, interruption of schooling, wounding and death that the war brought. He relates his post-war experiences of resuming his education and becoming a doctor, describes growing anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union, and the process of immigrating to the United States and working with Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry. The interview concludes with video of photographs of his family.
This interview is part of a series about Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry.

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Vayshenker, Alex.
Vayshenker, Igor, 1955-.
Vayshenker, Maria.
Vayshenker, Peter G., 1928-.
Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry (Boulder, Colo.)
Immigrants Colorado Boulder.
Jews Soviet Union Social conditions.
Jews, Soviet Colorado Boulder.
Medical care Russia (Federation)
Russian Americans Colorado Boulder.
Boulder (Colo.) History Biography.
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