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Oral history interview with Jakov Struchalin

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.13 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0013

Yakov Semyonovich Struchalin, born in 1932 in Petropavlovskaya in the former Soviet Union, describes the prewar Jewish population of his village; the arrival of German forces and the quartering of some of them in his home; watching from his house as an enclosed German truck full of people drove to a clay pit where the people were shot; reports that the victims were mainly Jews, some of whom had come from Odessa and Kishinev; his community and the persecution it suffered under the Germans; local collaborators; the account of a Jewish boy who was captured by a German soldier and shot, but survived; and a trial of collaborators held in Petropavlovskaya in 1967.

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Jakov Struchalin
interview:  2010 May 15
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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