Edmonton Veterans

Edmonton Veteran Interviews

The stories of Jewish Soviet veterans of the second world war. Click the links for videos and interviews.

Nikolai Golosarski

Nikolai Golosarski Born 1922 Vinnitsa, Ukraine Interviewed In: Edmonton, Alberta Medals Awarded: Order of the Patriotic War (1st and 2nd Class),  Medal For Liberation of Warsaw,  Medal For Capture of Berlin,  Victory over Germany In The Great Patriotic War and Liberation Of Caucuses And Crimea Anti Air Craft Artillery and Communications Officer, Caucuses, Warsaw, Battle Of Berlin   “If […]

Boris Khaykin

Boris Khaykin Born 1925 Novozybkov, Soviet Union Interviewed In: Edmonton, Alberta Medals Awarded: Order of the Patriotic War (1st and 2nd Class),  Medal for Battle Merit and Victory over Germany In The Great Patriotic War Infantry Ukrainian Front  “Catch a prisoner of war and you can go back to the home front with him” Boris was an apprentice […]

Nina Korovkina

Nina Korovkina Born 1922 Kharkov, Ukraine Interviewed In: Edmonton, Alberta Medals Awarded: Order of the Patriotic War (1st and 2nd Class) and Victory over Germany In The Great Patriotic War Military Surgeon In Moscow Area. Field Military Surgeon on the Ukranian Front.  “While here you’re of no help, instead you may become a casualty” Nina […]

Lev Nevler

Lev Nevler Born March 23rd 1925 Vitebsk, Belarus Interviewed In: Edmonton, Alberta Medals Awarded: Order of the Patriotic War (1st and 2nd Class) and Victory over Germany In The Great Patriotic War Radio and Artillery Operator, Orsha, Vitebsk, Lithuania “They were sent from the command centre to my look-out point to find out why I stopped […]

Fira Oussatinkski

Fira Oussatinkski Born Zguritsa, Bessarabia (Moldova) Interviewed In: Edmonton, Alberta Medals Awarded: Victory over Germany In The Great Patriotic War Survived Romanian pogroms, Death Camps, and Bershad Ghetto.   “You realize when you are pushed to walk to your death you can’t take anything with you” Fira was born in Zguritsa, Bessarabia. She and her family […]

Vladimir Shekhtman

Vladimir Shekhtman Born 1926 Orsha, Belarus Interviewed In: Edmonton, Alberta Medals Awarded: Order of the Patriotic War (1st and 2nd Class),  Medal For Capture of Berlin and Victory over Germany In The Great Patriotic War Tank Driver Belarusian Front, Poland, Battle Of Berlin “There were considerable casualties” Vladimir’s family moved to Moscow when he was 8. He […]

This website contains video interviews with Jewish Red Army veterans who fought with the Soviet Armed Forces against the Nazis in WW2, as well as partisans and Leningrad blockade survivors. The interviewees, who are all Canadian residents, were interviewed in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary between 2010 and 2015. The goal was to preserve […]