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Interview with Svetlana Kolesnik

Contributor

Kolesnik, Svetlana ; Sperber, Jake ; Kolesnik, Zach

Description

Svetlana Kolesnik is an immigrant from Berdichev, Ukraine. She dealt with persecution growing up due to her religion and felt the only way to feel free was to leave her home country. She immigrated to the United States in 1989 with her husband. She came to the United States in hope to provide her children a better life and a Jewish education. She now lives in New City, New York where where she is active in the Jewish community with her husband and three children.

Date

2016-03-31

Rights

In Copyright

Date Modified

2016-04-18

Is Part Of

Ukrainian Oral History Project

Extent

58:51

OHMS Object

Date of Interview

2016-03-31

Interviewer

Jake Sperber and Zach Kolesnik

Interviewee

Sveltana Kolesnik

Biographical Text

Svetlana Kolesnik is an immigrant from Berdichev, Ukraine. She dealt with persecution growing up due to her religion and felt the only way to feel free was to leave her home country. She immigrated to the United States in 1989 with her husband. She came to the United States in hope to provide her children a better life and a Jewish education. She now lives in New City, New York where where she is active in the Jewish community with her husband and three children.

Duration

58:51 minutes

Digital Publisher

Binghamton University

Digital Format

audio/mp4

Material Type

Sound

Collection

Ukrainian Oral History Project

Interview Format

audio

Subject LCSH

Kolesnik, Svetlana.--Interviews; Ukrainians--United States; Diaspora, Soviet Union—History; Russian; Jews; Migrations; Persecution; Communism and culture--Soviet Union; Ethnic identity; Manors and customs; City and town life--New York (State)--New York

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Keywords

Interviews; Ukrainians; Ukrainian diaspora; Immigrants; Soviet Union; Jews

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Collection Description

The Ukrainian Oral History project consists of a collection of undergraduate student interviews with immigrants from East Central Europe, particularly the lands of what is now Ukraine. Four interviews took place in New York City and record the memories of Jewish immigrants. A few interviews testify to specifically Russian… More

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“Interview with Svetlana Kolesnik,” Digital Collections, accessed July 13, 2024, https://omeka.binghamton.edu/omeka/items/show/593.