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I remember very well the antisemitic campaigns that began after the war. My father would have been persecuted, but he was disabled, a member of the Communist Party, and had a medal of honor from the war, so people were afraid of him. One time, my father even hosted in our home on Engels Street one of the men who had interrogated him before the war. I remember the Germans during the war building a basement exit to the house where our apartment was (that was across from the hospital), to use the basement as a bomb shelter. After the war two former Chekists would often stand by that exit, apparently waiting for my father. It seems that he was being followed.

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