The Blavatnik Archive presents a large collection of video interviews with Jewish veterans of the Second World War. (http://www.blavatnikarchive.org/).
Throughout 2014, the Research Centre conducted similar interviews in Moscow, Moscow Region and the city of Voronezh.
One of those interviewed:
Aleksandr Samuilovich Zisman was born on the 1st of August 1923 in the village of Nemerchi, Vinnitsy Region, into a large Jewish family. When the war began, he went of his own volition to the recruitment station and insisted that he be sent into action.
From the 1st July 1941, Aleksandr Zisman found himself on the front line, serving as a private in a mortar company. After being wounded in September 1942, Aleksandr Samuilovich continued his service as a cossack in the 4th Cossack Cavalry Corps. He was twice wounded in the War, seriously in the last instance. He was awarded the following medals for valour: Order of the Patriotic War 2nd rank, two Orders of the Red Star, and the Order of Glory third rank.
Aleksandr Samuilovich Zisman ended the War in the rank of sergeant major, in command of a division of the 9th Guards Cossack Cavalry Kuban-Baranovichi Division’s communications squadron