Indiana University Bloomington
  •  
  •  

Video Archives: Sura Bivson

Sura Bivson

Sura Bivson

born in Polonne , 1926

Videos

Sura Bivson was born in 1926 in Polonne. Her father paved clay floors. Sura attended a Yiddish school for six years. In 1941, her family escaped from Polonne and evacuated to Birobidzhan. After the war in 1945, Bivson returned to Polonne, and a few years later, her family moved to Starokostyantyniv, where she was married and had one son. Bivson worked as a telephone operator for forty years.


Current Video: Birobidzhan in 1941

Sura Bivson remembers in this clip the strenuous journey, she experienced as as a child in 1941. Sura and her family evacuated to Birobdizhan, where her sister lived.

After Sure and her family arrived in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, life was "not too smooth either," as she explains in this clip.