Born in Latvia in 1928, Sheva Vapne grew up speaking Latvian, Russian, and Yiddish. When the Germans invaded in 1941, Vapne escaped to Russia where she worked on a collective farm until winter forced her south to Uzbekistan. After the war, Vapne returned to Latvia, then part of the Soviet Union. She immigrated to the United States in the 1970s. She recorded her oral history interview at Kennesaw State University in October 2017.
Sheva Vapne Interview, 2017-10-24, Legacy Series Oral History Program, 2013-, KSU/14/05/03/001, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University.
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