Esther’s Video Testimonies

Video Testimonies

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Esther's Video Testimony
  • Chapter 1

    • Testimony: “Change in Plans”

      “We were supposed to pack our luggage and leave.”

      —Esther Shlapin

  • Chapter 2

    • Testimony: “Under Soviet Rule”

      “But this happiness lasted a very short time…&#8221

      —Esther Shlapin

    • Testimony: “Fear and Terror”

      “And those two weeks were terrifying.”

      —Esther Shlapin

    • Testimony: “When The Train Stopped”

      “It was night. And we stood still.”

      —Esther Shlapin

  • Chapter 3

    • Testimony: “Roll Call”

      “They would check the lists twice a day.”

      —Esther Shlapin

    • Testimony: “Selection”

      “No, you’re young, you can still work.”

      —Esther Shlapin

  • Chapter 4

    • Testimony: “Collective Punishment”

      “I jumped through the window.”

      —Esther Shlapin

    • Testimony: “Liberation”

      “I told them that I don’t want to go.”

      —Esther Shlapin

  • Chapter 5

    • Testimony: “Preparing For Aliya”

      “We knew it wasn’t legal, but it didn’t matter to us.”

      —Esther Shlapin

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