Interview with Yuli Shur, Liudmila Shur, July 26, 2000

Project: My New Kentucky Home Oral History Project

Interview Summary

The Shur's describe the 1946 demobilization, post-WWII life, higher education, engineering career, removal to lrkutsk, life in Siberia, engineering achievements, trip to the United States, United States experiences, Cuban revolution, meeting Fidel Castro, and the difficulties of travel. They also discuss the John F. Kennedy assassination, Yuli meeting Gary Powers' wife, life history, film engineer, work with . Paradjanov, childhood experiences, awakening to historical realities, World War II bombing Moscow, experiences in Moscow bomb shelters, meeting llya Erhenberg in Metro, post World War II growth of anti-Semetism, life in Irkutsk, Stalin discrediting Jewish doctors, Beria's amnesty for doctors/death, and their son's rejection of Soviet Union. Finally, they discuss their children, childhood in Irkutsk, predjudice in 1970's, college difficulties, work placement problems, perestroike and changes, travel to Israel, immigration to the United States, importance of English and technical skills, seeking refuge status, as well as arrival and life in America.

Interview Accession

2013oh102_mnkh007

Interviewee Name

Yuli Shur

Liudmila Shur

Interviewer Name

Cathy Anderson

Interview Date

2000-07-26

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Shur, Yuli Interview by Cathy Anderson. 26 Jul. 2000. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Shur, Y. (2000, July 26). Interview by C. Anderson. My New Kentucky Home Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Shur, Yuli, interview by Cathy Anderson. July 26, 2000, My New Kentucky Home Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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