Video Archives: Mira Pasik
born in Mykolayiv , 1933
Mira Pasik was born in 1933 in Nikolaev. She grew up on a Jewish kolkhoz (collective farm), Yefingar, where she says that everybody spoke Yiddish and even the Russians on the kolkhoz went to the Yiddish school.The collective farm celebrated all the Jewish holidays and even tried to keep kosher.
Current Video: Yefingar Colony
Mira Pasik remembers her childhood experiences, when growing up in one of the first Jewish agricultural colonies in Eastern Europe, located in the Mykolayivskyy province. When Mira grew up, prewar Stalinist persecution was in full sway. Mira, accordingly, mentions that only one out of three synagogues could still be used for official prayer services. Here is information on the Yefingar colony in Russian.