Semyon Tilipman with his fellow comrades

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  • Photo taken in:
    Niedzwiada
    Year when photo was taken:
    1944
    Country name at time of photo:
    Poland
    Country name today:
    Poland

This is me Semyon Tilipman (first from right, sitting), among my fellow comrades. This photo was taken in Niedzwiada village in Poland in December 1944. There is first sergeant V. Suchok (first from right, standing), sen. sergeant V. Yuschenko (sitting beside me), private V. Miakushko ( first from left, standing).

In winter 1944 we were in Poland. Polish residents had a friendly attitude toward us. In Niedzwiada village boys used to sing: 'Polska hasn't died yet and it will not…' Then there were words that they would make Germans to wash their boots. We were accommodated in a house. There was a Polish family of a husband, wife and a young daughter living in the house. This family invited us to a celebration of liberation of Poland. Our telephone operator, private Vladimir Miakushko, who was also our logistic supervisor, brought some food products and we set the table. We proposed a toast to victory, of course. There was an interesting custom with the Poles: they had their classes filled to the brim and when touching glasses they tried to let their wine overflow into somebody else's glass. We had lots of fun.

Later our tank brigade took part in liberation of Warsaw. In 1944 I became a candidate to the Communist party and I joined the Party in Odessa in 1948.

Interview details

Interviewee: Semyon Tilipman
Interviewer:
Natalia Fomina
Month of interview:
October
Year of interview:
2003
Odessa, Ukraine

KEY PERSON

Semyon Tilipman
Jewish name:
Semyon
Year of birth:
1916
City of birth:
Odessa
Country name at time of birth:
Russia pre 1917
Occupation
before WW II:
Technician/Engineer
after WW II:
Working in natural and technical sciences

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