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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 236R

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.1101 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1101

A Russian man, born in 1924, discusses his experiences in Petrushino (Rostov Oblast), Russia before and during WWII; life before the war; collectivization of farms; the famine of 1931-1933 and his family’s survival with the help of fishing and their kitchen garden; students digging trenches before the Germans arrived; the German occupation; Germans living in local houses, and the retreat of the Soviet administration; Germans taking livestock; the Soviet deportations of ethnic Germans from nearby villages; the mining of nearby villages; working in the kolkhoz in 1942; schools remaining open; the mass murders of Jews near the local quarry and locals burying the bodies; the Gestapo interrogating every local man in the search for partisans; the torture implemented during the interrogations; being saved by the village chief; seeing the naked corpses of murdered people; robberies during the occupation; and the murders of communists, partisans, and clandestine groups.

interview:  2011 November 10
creation: Petrushino (Rostovskaia oblast', Russia)
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:27
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