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Oral history interview with Maria Grushetskaja

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.68 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0068

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Maria Grushetskaja, born in 1931 in Mogilev, Belarus, describes Jewish people who lived in her house before the war; many Jews fleeing to Russia prior to the arrival of German forces; Jews being taken to houses on the Dubrovenka river; German soldiers diverting the river, which caused the area to flood and the houses to float away; the sight of Jews sitting on the roofs of the floating houses; a prisoner of war camp near her house; the burning of Mogilev and Zadneprovye; her relocation by German forces to Alitus (Alytus), Lithuania; the conditions of the concentration camp in Alitus; her transfer to Polotsk concentration camp in 1943; conditions of the Polotsk camp, including hunger and disease; her transfer to a labor camp near Abrene (Abrini), Latvia; working on a farm; and her decision to stay in Latvia after the war.

Interviewee
Maria Grushetskaja
Date
2011 November 04  (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 10:54:54
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