Arkadii Burshtein was born in Sobolivka in 1928. His father was a tailor. He attended a Yiddish school for four years, and then finished his education in a Ukrainian school. He survived in labor camps in the Reichkommissariat Ukraine before making his way into Transnistria. After the war he returned to Haysyn, where he worked as chief engineer in a garment factory.
My Grandfather and the Priest
My Grandfather's Observance
"they wanted us to stay alive."
The Mass Grave in Sobolivka
Arkadii's Gefilte Fish
Arkadii Burshtein recalls in this clip an episode from the shtetl Sobolivka before World War II. According to him, a sick, albeit sturdy wife bid her husband farewell, before he went off to prison.