Tag Archives: Anti-Semitism (Soviet Union)

Kalendareva, Esfira (Essa) – OH1824

Esfira “Essa” Kalendareva discusses her family’s emigration from the former Soviet Union to Boulder, Colorado. She talks about the oppression of the Jewish community in Russia and the privations of life in the former Soviet Union and how those things … Continue reading

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Acklin, Denzil and Jennie Acklin Crawford – OH1085

Denzil Acklin and his older sister Genevieve (Genny) Acklin Crawford grew up in the Industrial Mine camp in Superior, Colorado. Their father was a coal miner. They relate their experiences in this milieu, referring particularly to school, fun, family activities, … Continue reading

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Vayshenker, Peter G. – OH1683

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, … Continue reading

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Fridman, Mikhail – OH1682

Mikhail Fridman emigrated from the Soviet Union to Boulder in 1992. In this interview he talks about government discrimination against Jewish people in the Soviet Union and the process of emigration. He compares life in Boulder to life in the … Continue reading

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Nagel, Joan – OH1671

Joan Nagel, along with her husband, Bill, served as an “anchor” family (aka host family) through Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry for a family of Soviet Jewish emigres from Dushanbe who arrived in 1991. Joan describes her own family history … Continue reading

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Ito, Mimi Moskovit – OH1686

Mimi Ito worked as an English as a Second Language (ESL) trainer of volunteer tutors for Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry (BASJ). She recalls her experiences in this position, also discussing the role of her late mother, Harriet Moskovit, who … Continue reading

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Blanchet, William L. – OH1644

Dr. Bill Blanchet speaks about his association with Bill Shiovitz, Bill Cohen, and the Boulder Action for Soviet Jewry project. Two major topics are covered: Dr. Blanchet’s experiences with patients who were Jewish emigres from the former Soviet Union and … Continue reading

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Plam, Olga Plam – OH1647

Painter Olga Plam emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States with her husband and son in 1977, after three years of trying to obtain an exit visa. She vividly describes the persecution experienced by Jews in the Soviet … Continue reading

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