Klara Vaynman was born in 1939 in Vinnytsya. She moved to Lviv shortly thereafter. She evacuated to the Urals during the war. Her father was a director of a factory and her mother, born in Lubenets, was a teacher at a Yiddish technical institute. Her father was killed during the war. After the war, her mother worked in a sugar factory and then in the kindergarten in Bar.

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Klara Vaynman addresses in this clip some of the difficulties of starting a new life in the aftermath of World War II.

There were new faces in cities and towns as well, as individuals unable to return to their own homes settled in with their new spouses or wherever they could get a job. Klara Vaynman was born in Vinnytsya, but had been brought up in Lviv before the war. She evacuated during the war to Samara (Kuibyshev), and sought to return to Lviv as soon as the hostilities ended. However, since her birthplace was recorded as Vinnytsya, she was only permitted to travel that far.

Source: Jeffrey Veidlinger, In the Shadow of the Shtetl: Small-Town Jewish Life in Soviet Ukraine (Indiana University Press, 2013)