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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 231R

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.1096 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1096

A Russian woman, born in 1923, discusses her experiences in Voloshino (Rostov Oblast), Russia before and during WWII; life on the kolkhoz; the famine in 1933 and the numerous deaths from starvation; her family being forced to move to another house; the German occupation; the Nazi administration which included some Dutch individuals; changes in the everyday life; POWs being held in the village for a month; being forced to leave their house so German guards could live there; the escape of two POWs; POWs who were buried in the interviewee’s kitchen garden; locals being forced to work without pay; and liberation. [The interview ends with the interviewee showing some sites where POWs were kept and buried.]

Image
Date
interview:  2011 November 08
Geography
creation: Voloshino (Rodionovo-Nesvetaĭskiĭ raĭon, Russia)
Language
Russian
French
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum