Video Archives: Miron Endelshtein
born in Bolgrad , 1925
Miron Endelshtein was born in 1925 in Belgorod-Dnestrovskiy (formerly Akerman, Bessarabia). He spoke extensively about his service in the Red Army during the war, in which he used the name Mironov, so that people wouldn't know he was Jewish.
Current Video: "A memorial plaque"
In this clip, Miron Endelshtein speaks about his return to Bolhrad after the war in search of surviving family members. He explains that he heard from a local about the cruel ways in which Jewish children were murdered in the chicken slaughterhouse, and so came to the conclusion that there was nothing left in the town for him. He says he put a memorial plaque up in the synagogue, which has since been turned into a church, and left.