9,641 km, 2 continents, 1 lifetime, 0 defeats.

Recorded December 4, 2017 Archived December 4, 2017 36:00 minutes
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Growing up before WWII and falling in love were the easiest parts of Vera's life, but she encountered more hurdles along her way. On November 21, 2017, in Los Angeles, CA, Vera Volfson shares her story with her great-granddaughter Dara Reyblat (with Bella Skay providing translations and commentary). Vera reveals how she grew up, went through war and forced displacement, fell in love, began medical school, and lived life in the remote and hostile parts of the former Soviet Union. Listen at the end of the fifth minute as she tells stories of her rambunctious childhood, including when she broke kosher law and the time she set a house on fire while playing with her doll. Then when WWII began, her life took a sudden turn. Vera pushed past all the obstacles thrown in her path; hunger, anti-semitism, hardships of a military family, and the challenges of intense medical practice. This interview taught Dara to try her best at everything and persevere through any obstacle that she may face.


  • Vera Volfson
  • Dara Reyblat
  • Bella Skay

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