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Oral history interview with Valentina Kolbaskina

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.89 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0089

Valentina Kolbaskina, born in 1931 in Krivoj Rog (Kryvyi Rih), Ukraine, describes living in Blagodatnoe (Blahodatne) village during the occupation; the presence of Jewish refugees from Stavropol in her village in 1941; the German occupation; the gathering of the Jews in the center of town in the local firehouse, from which they were told that they would be resettled; the mass murder of the Jews in gassing trucks; speaking with a local policeman about the killing; the mass grave dug by Jewish men who were later shot; and the actions of policemen during the German retreat.

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Valentina Kolbaskina
interview:  2009 October 03
1 videocassette (DVCAM)s : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:47:26
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