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Oral history interview with Uljana Semjonova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.70 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0070

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Uljana Semjonova, born in 1919 in Daugavpils, Latvia, describes the roundup of Jews in Ostrova village by Aizsargi; forced labor digging pits; Jews from Vishki escaping to the village of Korolevshina; the transfer of some villagers to Salaspils; the escape of a Jewish family from Salaspils; the closing of Jewish apartments and houses; Aizsargi members looting Jewish belongings and selling them; seeing a transfer of Jews from Dagda to Vishki; a mass shooting and burial of Jews by Aizsargi near a shed belonging to her father-in-law; Roma forced labor; German soldiers taking pictures of the shooting and burial; and the burning of the bodies by Aizsargi at a later date.

Uljana Semjonova
2011 November 04  (interview)
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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