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Russian Émigré Recollections: Life in California and Russia

Elischer, Vera A.
Idol, Adolf
Khripunov, Nikolai N.
Kratins, Oswald: Morgan, Olga C.
Ushanoff, Vasily V.
Vernon, Valentina A.
Pierce, Richard A.
Russian Émigré Recollections: Life in California and Russia
Seven Russian emigres describe life in pre-revolutionary Russia, on the Eastern front, and in prisoner of war camps during WWI; in Russian communities along the Chinese Eastern Railway; during the Bolshevik terror in southern Russian in 1918-1919; in Latvia in 1940; and adaptation to American life in logging camps, restaurants and hotels, and fruit orchards, and educational institutions. Interviews with OLGA CHRAPOVITSKY MORGAN (b. 1896), VERA A. ELISCHER (b. 1900), VASILY V. USHANOFF (b. 1904), NIKOLAI N. KHRIPUNOV (b. 1901), ADOLF IDOL (b. 1905), OSWALD KRATINS (b. 1904), and VALENTINA A. VERNON (b. 1900) .
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
1979 1980 1981 19821983
Community and Identity - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
Elischer, Vera A., Adolf Idol, Nikolai N. Khripunov, Olga C. Kratins, Vasily V. Ushanoff and Valentina A. Vernon. "Russian Émigré Recollections: Life in California and Russia." Interview by Richard A. Pierce in 1979, 1980, 1981 and 19821983. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1983.