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Nesye Katz

Nesye Katz

born in Brailiv , 1916

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Nesye Katz was born in 1916 in Brailiv and orphaned at a young age when her parents died of typhus. Her father had worked at the mill. She was raised by her uncle, a tinsmith. She served in the Red Army as a nurse during the war and then worked in a factory for thirty-six years. She has a daughter in town and a son who lives in Europe.


Current Video: "the first bomb fell"

Those who were unable to evacuate before the Germans arrived remember the bombing that usually preceded the entry of German troops into town. In this clip, Nesye Katz, who was living in Vinnytsya at the time, remembers the first bombs falling on the city. She would later serve in the Red Army as a nurse.