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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 163B

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.470 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0470

A Belarusian man, born in 1932, discusses his experiences in Pogost Zagorodski (Brest Oblast), before and during WWII; the numerous Jews in Pogost Zagorodski, Belarus; the German occupation; locals being forced to join the police; the partisans; the yellow signs worn by Jews; the ghetto in Pogost Zagorodski; the lack of women in the ghetto; male Jews being forced to work for the Germans; some male Jews joining the partisans; the massacre of the Jews by a special detachment; the process of the massacre, during which men were shot first and then the women and the children; one or two Jews who were able to escape the massacre; the digging of a mass grave; a memorial that has been created for the victims; the partisan attacks; hosting the partisans at his family’s house; and the site of the massacre.

interview:  2009 August 05
creation: Pogost-Zagorodskiy (Belarus)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum