Genya Baskin is a the Holocaust survivor. She was born in Poland in 1932 and lived with her parents, siblings and grandmother. When she was about five years old, she and her family had to leave Poland when the Germans invaded. Genya and her family had moved to different places during the war, spending most of their time in Siberia. After the war, Genya got married, having two daughters and three grandkids. She raised her family in the USSR, later choosing to emigrate. Genya came to Canada in 1980 with government’s guarantee.
Crestwood students Sally Li, Cindy Wang, Georgia Gardner, David Huang and Amir Rafati interviewed Genya at Baycrest in September 2017.
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- 1. Early Life in Russia; Childhood Memories
- 2. The Search for Family; Living in Siberia
- 3. Her Uncle\'s Story; Postwar Ant-Semitism in Russia
- 4. Thoughts of Emigration; Life after the War
- 5. Family; Coming to Canada
- 6. Rumours; Life in Canada
- 7. Feelings during the War; Sharing the Story and Learning History