The Eastern Front: Stories Of The Soviet Survivors - Fayina
Here is Fayina's story...Fayina was born in the Ukraine. When Hitler's army invaded the Soviet Union, her father was sent to the front lines to fight. She was three years old and remained with her Mum, her two sisters and a large extended family. As they became aware of the Nazi attacks and the slaughtering of Jewish communities, the whole family decided to run away to the Ural mountain region.
|Children harvest potatoes on a collective farm.|
In 1944, when the Nazis were defeated, Fayina and her family were able to return to Ukraine but things would never be the same again. In 1997, she followed her sister to Israel. A few years later, her children also immigrated to Israel.
Your My People had the privilege of meeting some of the Survivors of this eastern Holocaust, who now live in Israel. Our ministry partner 'Helping Hand Coalition' (HHC), is working with these Survivors to give them dignity in their old age and support them in the particular physical and emotional scars they have as a result of their experiences during World War II.
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* Taken by surprise by the German invasion, the Soviet army suffered huge losses. In an effort to turn around their fortunes, the Soviet government hurriedly set up a network of collective farms and munitions factories to supply the army. Huge numbers of population fleeing the Nazi occupied territory provided the workforce. Conditions for the workers was terrible and small amounts of food was given in exchange for long hours of arduous labour.