Jewish Youth in the Minsk Ghetto: How Age and Gender Mattered

TitleJewish Youth in the Minsk Ghetto: How Age and Gender Mattered
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsWalke, Anika
JournalKritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
Volume15
Issue3
Pagination535-562
Date Published2014
Abstract

First paragraph: When Sonia Zalesskaia returned from summer camp to her family in Minsk in June 1941, she found her mother incapable of caring for herself and four children—Sonia, Tsilia, Abram, and Roza: “She had a nervous breakdown when the Germans came; she was completely indifferent, paralyzed. When we had to move to the ghetto, I had to organize everything. I was the oldest sister. When they moved us to the ghetto, Mother did not know what was going on… . I found a peasant who drove our belongings to the ghetto on his cart. I figured I had to give him something, so I gave him our sewing machine and some fabric. That meant we had nothing left to trade with.”

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