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Mariia Ivanovna Egorycheva-Glagoleva on the February Revolution

Language: Russian

English Translation of testimony clip:

“The February Revolution, - that’s how I perceived it being a girl, - was a celebration. It was a fraternization! It was a jubilation! The bonds of an old order were broken: [before] you were not allowed to do this and that. If you were a nobleman, you were allowed to do everything, but if you were a burgess, you were deprived of everything. There were a lot of ties and bonds. But [the Revolution], it was such a liberation and joy! [People] were fraternizing!”

Mariia Ivanovna Egorycheva-Glagoleva was born in 1903 in Kiev, then Russian Empire (today Kyiv, Ukraine). In 1941, when Nazis occupied Kiev, Mariia with her mother, sisters, and uncle hid her Jewish sister-in-law and niece and Jewish friends and helped them to get false papers. In 1992, Yad Vashem recognized Mariia and other members of her family as Righteous Among the Nations. In February 1917, she was 13 years old. She remembers her feelings about the Revolution and compares them to the October Revolution.

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