Voice/Vision Holocaust Survivor Oral History Archive

Esther Lupian - 2007

Contents

Esther Lupian was born in Minsk, Belorussia in 1936. Prior to the war, her father was proclaimed a dissident and was sent northward while her mother was left to take care of Esther and her brother Gresha. After the Germans occupied Minsk, the family was sent to the ghetto where they lived for two years. Gresha joined the partisans, was captured by the Germans, and sent to a death camp. Escaping the liquidation of the ghetto, Esther and her mother allied themselves with a group of partisans living in a nearby forest until they were liberated in 1945. Shortly thereafter, they were reunited with her father. Esther continued to live in Minsk until 1988 when she immigrated to the United States with her own children.

  1. Family
  2. Family 2
  3. Father
  4. Religion
  5. Father 2
  6. Father 3
  7. Ghetto
  8. German Occupation
  9. Children in Ghetto
  10. Resistance Movement
  11. Resistance Movement 2
  12. German Occupation 2
  13. Mother's Forced Labor
  14. Life in the Ghetto
  15. Collaborators
  16. Collaborators 2
  17. Deportation of Brother
  18. Survival
  19. Jewish Cookbook
  20. Liquidation of Ghetto
  21. Liquidation of Ghetto 2
  22. Russian Partisans
  23. Living with the Partisans
  24. Orphanage
  25. Thoughts on Survival
  26. Daily Occurrences
  27. Religion 2
  28. Thoughts on Survival 2
  29. Living with the Partisans 2
  30. Childhood
  31. Malyy Trostenets
  32. Minsk Survivors
  33. Return to Belorussia
  34. Speaking About Experiences
  35. Remembering Experiences
  36. Remembering Experiences 2
  37. Raising Her Children
  38. Raising Her Children 2
  39. Grandchildren
  40. Remembering Experiences 3
  41. Holocaust Films
  42. Sharing Photographs
  43. Sharing Photographs 2
  44. Mutual Acquaintances
  45. Life in America
  46. Survivors
  47. Conclusion

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