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Oral history interview with Ljudmila Vasiljeva

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.3 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0003

Lyudmila Grigorievna Vasileva, born in 1931 near Bobruysk in Belarus, discusses her experiences as a forced laborer in Belarus, Poland, and Germany; the beginning of the German occupation in 1942; the transport of women and children to a camp which was operated by policemen; contracting typhus; her transfer to a camp near the town of Dvoryaninovichi; hiding while on a work detail and watching the shooting of other prisoners; her transfer to Majdanek concentration camp in 1943; medical experiments at Majdanek; her work sorting mounds of human hair, toys, and clothes; her transport to Dessau, where she labored in a parts factory; being wounded during an Allied bombing attack; her time in Ebersbach where she worked in a knitting mill and in Crimmitschau where she worked in a military factory; her time in various concentration camps and the harsh conditions she endured; her liberation in 1945; and being taken by Soviet forces to a transit camp and then to Bobruysk.

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Ljudmila Vasiljeva
interview:  2010 May 11
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : 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 15:48:30
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