Survivors and Rescuers
Zinaida Klimanovskaia
Leonid Serebriakov
Fenia Kleiman
Mikhail Felíberg
Mikhail Rossinskii
Iurii Pinchuk
Mariia Zanvelevich
Bronislava Fuks
Mariia Golídberg
Evgenia Podolskaia
Polina Belískaia
Tsilia Shport
Irina Maksimova
Mariia Egorycheva-Glagoleva

Mariia Zanvelevich

Born in 1925, in Malaia Bogachevka, in the former Soviet Union (now Ukraine), Mariia grew up with her mother, a collective farm worker, and her two sisters. Mariiaís father and one of her sisters died of natural causes before the war. When the war began, Mariia and her sister Betia avoided the first roundups of Jews by hiding in the nearby villages. Betrayed by non-Jewish neighbors, they were arrested by the Ukrainian police and deported to a concentration camp in Domanevka. They later found out that their mother and sister, Udl, were killed during a forced march to Vradievka. Mariia and Betia survived concentration camps in Domanevka and Bogdanovka. They managed to escape from Bogdanovka but never succeeded in their several

attempts to flee from Domanevka. The sisters were liberated from the camp in 1944.

"I remember that for Passover my mom would take out
special shot glasses from the attic, and on them was written
'Likoved Peysekh' (Happy Passover)."
"You know, we didnít have any tears left.
No one cried. No one. So much grief... but no tears, no screamsÖ"
"I canít understand,
why do people need wars? Why canít we live in peace? Why?
ÖIf I were in government, I would do everything possible to keep things peacefulÖ"
M. Zanvelevich

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