Individual Portrait – Tsilya Murshteyn

Tsilya Murshteyn

Tsilya Murshteyn

(1937 – )
b. Shargorod, Ukraine

Wartime Location: Jurien ghetto, Ukraine

“Jewish ritual was prohibited [in the ghetto]. Some people tried in the basement. I remember they tried in the basement. But it was dangerous, very dangerous. That’s why my mom didn’t allow me and my sister and brother to go because it was very dangerous. If the Nazis came, they would kill everybody. For me, it was not necessary because I was a child. But for old people it was necessary to observe Shabbat. The old people, they did this because it was their life.”

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