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Oral history interview with Evgeny Rtistshev

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.10 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0010

Evgeniy Ivanovich Rtishchev, born in 1927 in Mostovskoy in the former Soviet Union, describes the Jewish refugees from Ukraine who arrived prior to the German occupation; a Jewish family who lived in his building for about a month; witnessing the murder of a partisan member; watching approximately 30 Jewish men, women, and children being loaded into a wagon guarded by two armed German soldiers; following the wagon to the Laba River; watching from a nearby knoll as some Jews were handed shovels and ordered to dig a pit; hearing someone shout a warning in Russian, then watching as the two German soldiers shot all the Jews with automatic rifles; and the burial of the bodies in the pit.

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Evgeny Rtistshev
interview:  2010 May 14
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 15:48:32
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