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Arkadi︠i︡ P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3619) interviewed by Arkadiĭ Shulʹman,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3619

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    Videotape testimony of Arkadi︠i︡ P., who was born in Chashniki, Belarus in 1923. He recalls his family's orthodoxy; cordial relations with non-Jews; attending public school; earning teachers' certification; teaching third grade; visiting Minsk in June 1941; German invasion; riding trains with German soldiers to Barysaŭ; walking to Lukomlʹ; staying with an aunt for three days; returning to Chashniki; anti-Jewish regulations; forced labor in a peat factory; a non-Jewish woman who offered to help him; hiding with his mother and sister during a mass killing in February 1942; his mother forcing him out a window when they were discovered; assistance from a non-Jew; staying with non-Jews in Lukomlʹ; reunion with his aunt (her family had been killed); he and a friend finding partisans in the woods; learning his sister had escaped only to be killed elsewhere in a mass shooting; many assignments blowing up German installations; joining the Soviet military in November 1942; moving up the ranks; and leaving the military in 1946. Mr. P. notes he settled in Mahili︠o︡ŭ where he worked as a teacher, a school head, then for a bank, and his sense that pre-war Chashniki was an ideal place.
    P., Arkadi︠i︡, 1923-
    Mahili︠o︡ŭ, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    August 11, 1995.
    Chashniki (Belarus)
    Minsk (Belarus)
    Barysaŭ (Belarus)
    Lukomlʹ (Vitsebskai︠a︡ voblastsʹ, Belarus)
    Mahili︠o︡ŭ (Belarus)
    Cite As
    Arkadi︠i︡ P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3619). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Shulʹman, Arkadiĭ, interviewer.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 55 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Mass killings.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.

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