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Oral history interview with Aleksandra Hohlova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.5 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0005

Aleksandra Petrovna Khokhlova, born in 1931 in the former Soviet Union, describes bombings at the beginning of the war; the lack of Jews in Novopokrovskiy before the war; Jews who sought refuge in her town; the hiding of Jews with various Russian families and schools; the arrival of German troops in 1942 and their confiscation of food from local townspeople; the roundup of hundreds of Jews and their confinement at the school; witnessing Jews being taken to gassing trucks; learning about the murder of Jews from a Russian policeman; seeing the site of the mass shooting; hearing the shooting of Soviet prisoners of war near Novopokrovskiy by German soldiers; the hanging of a Russian police commandant after the return of Soviet troops; and the imprisonment of collaborators who returned to Novopokrovskiy after the war.

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Aleksandra Hohlova
interview:  2010 May 12
1 videocassette (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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