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In memory of my grandfather - a life to be remembered.

Zigmund Strizhevsky emigrated from Odessa, Ukraine to New York United States in 1989
“My grandfather passed away four years ago, at the age of 87. I think his life was remarkable, and I really want his story to be saved and remembered. Zigmund Strizhevsky was a twenty year old student in Odessa, when the war with Nazi Germany began. As a medical student, he...”

Interview with a computer programmer - my mother

Sofya Portnova emigrated from Leningrad, Soviet Union (USSR) to New York United States in 1989
“My family was an ordinary Jewish family in Soviet Union. My parents were school teachers and we lived in a small town in Belarus, which before World War II used to be a "shtetl" or mostly Jewish town. My parents were able to escape the horrors of the ghetto and imminent...”

HIAS saved our family- happy to be in America

Liliya Panayev emigrated from Chisinau, Moldova to New York United States in 1991
“I wrote our family's story here a long time ago, but I dont think it was saved (my English and technology skills were not very good then). So, I am submitting it again, in pieces... its a good story with a very happy ending. HIAS is a magical name in our house. HIAS saved...”

HIAS saved our lives

Liliya Panayev emigrated from Chisinau, Moldova to New York United States in 1991
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Russian Jews Don't Cry

uri norwich emigrated from Novosibirsk, RUSSIA to New York United States in 1977
“I continue to offer to the esteemed readers of this site excerpts from my newly published book “Russian Jews Don’t Cry.” Back in May of this year and a few times in 2012, I posted some stories. I'd like to offer to you another small episode. Once again, it's related to...”

Пуля из маузера комиссара

Iosif Serebrennikov emigrated from Moscow, RUSSIA to Los Angeles United States in 1995
“Пуля из маузера комиссара. Моя военная автобиография включает полтора года партизанщины, а именно в Соединении партизанских отрядов Черниговской области под командованием Дважды Героя Советского Союза А.Ф. Фёдорова. За этот немалый срок мне особенно памятны весна и лето...”

HIAS myStory Immigration Project-The Generations Project

Khrizman Khrizman emigrated from Kiev, Ukraine to Philadelphia United States in 1989
“HIAS myStory Immigration Project-The Generations Project The “Generations Project” was created to collect the immigration stories from two or more generations within the same family that have emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States. It brings together the...”

HIAS myStory Immigration Project-The Generations Project

Fleyshmakher Kavesh emigrated from Kishenev, Moldova to New York United States in 1991
“HIAS myStory Immigration Project-The Generations Project The “Generations Project” was created to collect the immigration stories from two or more generations within the same family that have emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States. It brings together the...”

HIAS myStory Immigration Project-The Generations Project

Friedman Friedman emigrated from Moscow, RUSSIA to Philadelphia United States in 1995
“HIAS myStory Immigration Project-The Generations Project The “Generations Project” was created to collect the immigration stories from two or more generations within the same family that have emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States. It brings together the...”

HIAS myStory Immigration Project-The Generations Project

Etin Etin emigrated from Minsk, Belarus to Philadelphia United States in 1989
“HIAS myStory Immigration Project-The Generations Project The “Generations Project” was created to collect the immigration stories from two or more generations within the same family that have emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States. It brings together the...”

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