Alexander M. Vinokurov oral history interview

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Alexander M. Vinokurov oral history interview
Series Title:
Holocaust survivors oral history project
Uniform Title:
Holocaust & genocide studies oral history projects
Vinokurov, Alexander M., 1934-
Lockler, Tori Chambers, 1976-
Florida Holocaust Museum
University of South Florida Libraries -- Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center
University of South Florida -- Library. -- Special & Digital Collections. -- Oral History Program
Place of Publication:
Tampa, Fla
University of South Florida Tampa Library
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Physical Description:
1 sound file (81 min.) : digital, MPEG4 file + ;


Subjects / Keywords:
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Soviet Union ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives -- Ukraine ( lcsh )
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Personal narratives ( lcsh )
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives -- Soviet Union ( lcsh )
World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives -- Uzbekistan ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Florida ( lcsh )
Holocaust survivors -- Interviews ( lcsh )
Genocide ( lcsh )
Crimes against humanity ( lcsh )
Oral history. ( local )
Online audio. ( local )
interview ( marcgt )
Oral history ( local )
Online audio ( local )


Oral history interview with Holocaust survivor Alexander M. Vinokurov. Vinokurov was born Arnold Gleyzerman in Odessa, Ukraine, in 1934. He and his family left Odessa in 1941, shortly before the city was occupied by the Romanians. They made their way to Uzbekistan, where they lived until 1946. Their living conditions in Uzbekistan were very poor, with little food and epidemics. Upon returning to Odessa, Vinokurov's mother found that their apartment was no longer available, so she sent her son to stay with relatives in Moscow for a year and a half. Vinokurov went to technical school and had difficulty finding a job due to anti-Semitism. Eventually he found work at a design bureau, but still faced discrimination for being Jewish. He changed his name at the age of forty, and eventually he and his family decided to leave the Soviet Union, arriving in the United States in 1980. In this interview, Vinokurov discusses his childhood and family situation before the war, the long trip to Uzbekistan, and his struggles with anti-Semitism.
Interview conducted January 19, 2010.
Statement of Responsibility:
interviewed by Tori Chambers Lockler.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida Library
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
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Resource Identifier:
026080985 ( ALEPH )
698084332 ( OCLC )
F60-00022 ( USFLDC DOI )
f60.22 ( USFLDC Handle )

USFLDC Membership

Holocaust Survivors Oral History Project

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