Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Emerich Grinbaum - October 3, 2000 & January 8, 2001

Impact of Holocaust

So this would be, the impact of the Holocaust would--wouldn't it?

Absolutely! Absolutely.

And what about other parts of your life? Did it affect...

We never separated. We never. When we graduated uh, medical school we were--there's a long story if you want to. I don't know. When we graduated--I graduated-medical school lasted six years, from '49 to '55. That was the uh, there was no pre-med or med. They're different, different things there. So, medical school. And in Russia everything, although Stalin died already but they, the system didn't change that much. Especially vis-á-vis the Jews. In the, in the, in the fifties during my being in, in, in medical school--you didn't ask me--the anti-Semitism was much worse, you know. Anti-Semitism was worse and they when--and they uh, even in '55 when I graduated. Before the grad...usually we got the diploma in June. But in April uh, there was a so-called commission.

Doctors Plot.


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