UN, US senators, Leaders of NY York State and the city of
New York, International Jewish organizations.
As exceptional friend to me you are aware about the most
significant events of my life. However, some additional
information possibly will be useful.
You became aware about the Anniversary Collection
(1994-2004) of the Association of Holocaust Survivors of
the State of New York. Just a short group of dozens of
thousands survivors from the former USSR shared
their personal stories under the Nazi regime. And not just
about themselves. Their short words, their feelings and
thoughts call us and the future generations to remember
the victims in Ghettos and Nazi camps during the WWII and
make us thinking about the situation in the World today.
What makes this publication special also is the fact that
the ordinary reader have access to these terrifying and
amazing information in two languages: English and Russian.
Dr. of Economics Izzy - Izyaslav - Darakhovskiy is my
close friend for many years. His family's story about the
life in a Ghetto and Nazi camp in the Ukraine touched
me. I know him, his wife Valentina, his children,
his professional achievements as a researcher, author of a
numoures books in English and Russian and international
lecturer. I know well his personality. Recently I
became aware that the years ending with "4" in some
way are special for Izzy.
- 70 years ago (1944) he was
liberated from the Nazi camp;
- 60 years ago (1954)
he graduated as the student # 1 from high school;
- 50 years ago (1964) he received
University education with honor (Moldova) ;
- 30 years ago he completed his
long-terms research work and received the highest, second
doctoral degree in Economics in the former Soviet Union
(University of Finance, Sent Peterburg).
Than his new, the "second" life in the USA (see my
His productive job for several dozens years in
the field of Economics was well recognized. But the years
with the "4" are still special.
One month ago (August 15tn) my friends Izzy and
Valentina celebrated their 50 years wedding anniversary.
(Izyaslav) Darakhovskiy, Doctor-Professor of Economics,
Author of nine books in
English and Russian, Holocaust Survivor.
Darakhovskiy was born in the Ukraine. He has lived under
the conditions of
three most powerful countries of the 20th
century: Nazi Germany, Soviet Union (Russia), and
Democratic USA. For almost 1,000 days
his family and he endured the enormous hardship of
living in Ghetto and Nazi
camp. After the liberation he became was(?) a farmer,
scientist and author.
At age of 57
he and his family immigrated to the USA. Although he
spoke several languages,
English was not one of them. But in several years he
completed his first book in English, a language he
thought he would never learn. For decades Darakhovskiy
worked for the Academy
of Sciences (head of a Department) and as a university
professor, and also in
business as Vice President of Union of Entrepreneurs,
Russia. In the USA he
participated in numerous projects in the field of
Economics for American
companies and international financial institutions. As
an economist he lectured
in the USA, France, Germany, Hungry and within Russia.
As a lecturer on the
topics “Holocaust” and “Social Life in East European
Dictatorship” he was well recognized in New York State
D.C. In 2005 he was invited to the
United Nations to attend the First International Day of
Commemoration in memory
of the victims of the Holocaust. Darakhovskiy had the
honor to be invited to
make presentations at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum,
Washington D.C. (2007
and 2008), Woodrow Wilson Center in the Reagan Building,
schools and professional clubs. In 2011 he
and his family moved from New York State to Seattle
Some of Dr.
Citizen of the city of Harrisburg, PA,
the List of the most interesting (fascinating) people in
Western New York State, TV channel ABC, 2010
Price Winner in Economics, USSR, 1980.