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Oral history interview with Raisa Kurganova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.11 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0011

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Raisa Zakharovna Kurganova, born in 1935 in Psebay in the former Soviet Union, describes the arrival of Jewish refugees fleeing from German forces; two Jewish families who sought refuge in the house of her family; the arrival of German forces; the mistreatment of residents by local police; standing on a bank of the Laba River and watching as German soldiers threw Jews into the river and shot them; receiving a warning from a German soldier which helped her sister, a member of the Komsomol, avoid arrest; betrayal by local residents who turned in Komsomol members to German authorities; and gas vans used by Germans soldiers.

Interviewee
Raisa Kurganova
Date
2010 May 14  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:42:36
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