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Boris P. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3603) interviewed by Vitali Zaika,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3603

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    Overview

    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Boris P., who was born in Slutsk, Belarus in 1929, the second of four sons. He recalls his father's Communist Party membership; attending Jewish, Belorussian, and Russian schools; visiting relatives in Lyakhovichi; German invasion in June 1941; his father's mobilization (he never saw him again); his older brother's escape; public shootings of Jews; a policeman warning them of a mass killing; hiding with his father's non-Jewish friend; ghettoization; a mass killing including his grandmother; the policeman placing his family in a barrack for non-Jewish workers; one younger brother's death; escaping to another ghetto; his mother connecting with local workers during forced labor; their escape in fall 1942 with assistance from his mother's local fellow-worker; hiding with her relatives in Pukovo; his mother receiving identity papers from them as a non-Jew; joining Jewish partisans in a nearby forest; encirclement by Germans in November; escaping to the Pripet Marshes; moving often within the Kapylʹski region; assistance from villagers; capture by Germans in spring 1944; non-Jews in Kalinovka effecting their release; continuing to hide in the forest; liberation by Soviet troops in July 1944; returning home; learning most of their relatives had been killed; and Soviet military draft in 1949. Mr. P notes commemorating liberation from the fascists with his children and grandchildren, and remembering the victims.
    Author/Creator
    P., Boris, 1929-
    Published
    Slutsk, Belarus : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1995
    Interview Date
    August 3, 1995.
    Locale
    Belarus
    Slutsk
    Soviet Union
    Slutsk (Belarus)
    Lyakhovichi (Brestskai︠a︡ voblastsʹ, Belarus)
    Pukovo (Belarus)
    Pripet Marshes (Belarus and Ukraine)
    Kapylʹski rai︠o︡n (Belarus)
    Kalinovka (Belarus)
    Cite As
    Boris P. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3603). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Russian.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Russian
    Copies
    2 copies: Betacam SP master; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 26 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Hiding.
    Mass killings.
    Partisans.
    False papers.
    Forests.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4318210
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4318210

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