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Oral history interview with Semyon Kolegayev

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.17 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0017

Semyon Kolegayeve, born February 15,1920 in Grivenskaya in the Krasnodar Region, discusses his position as a lieutenant in the Soviet Army in Kharkov; seeing Jewish refugees on his way to Kiev; the bombing of a train traveling from Western Belarus to Urals mountains in September 1941; being taken as a prisoner of war by German forces; the nearby camp for Jewish prisoners; being recruited to serve as a German agent in the rear of the Soviet Army; harsh living conditions, physical abuse, and malnutrition at prisoner of war and labor camps; his training to be a German agent; his multiple escapes from German captivity; his return to the Soviet Army; and several instances of violence against Jews and other civilians.

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Semyon Kolegayev
interview:  2010 May 17
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 15:48:33
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