Fira Monk

  • Recording Date: September 7, 1946
  • Duration: 1:53:17
  • Spools: 9-111, 9-112, 9-113
  • Location: Paris, France
  • Languages: Russian, English

Biographical Information

  • Name: Fira Monk
  • Birthplace: Paris, France
  • Gender: female
  • Nationality: Russia
  • Location At Time Of German Invasion: Paris, France
  • Location At Time Of Liberation: Grenoble, France
  • Liberation Date: August 22, 1944
  • Liberated By: United States


 Fira Monk was born in Russia. Following the Russian Revolution and Civil War (1917-1921), she and her family immigrated first to Vienna, Austria and then, in 1926, to Paris. She eventually found employment with ORT, for whom she worked throughout the German occupation of France. As the Germans advanced on Paris ... Read full commentary »