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“Our Beloved Iozefson Family Is No More “...

Former Neighbors Notifying Survivors o the Fate of Their Loved Ones

Ofer Lifshitz

The role of neighbors as a source of information in Eastern Europe – and in particular in the Soviet Union – due to the mass murder campaigns in the area is of great significance. Those Jews that survived, mostly due to evacuations deep into Soviet territory or service in the Red Army, learned through the letters of former neighbors about the fate of their loved ones and communities. Among the documentary materials recently received by the Yad Vashem Archives, a number of such letters stand out.

Letter sent by Tatiana Kulinichenko to her former Jewish neighbor Sofia Iozefson, informing her of the fate of her family.
Letter sent by Tatiana Kulinichenko to her former Jewish neighbor Sofia Iozefson, informing her of the fate of her family.

Sofia Yoffe (née Iozefson) with her daughter after the war
Sofia Yoffe (née Iozefson) with her daughter after the war

Chaim and Tzila Itzykson during WWII
Chaim and Tzila Itzykson during WWII

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