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Oral history interview with Valentin Lukjanenko

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.18 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0018

Valentin Lukjanenko, born in 1930 in Bobruysk (Babruĭsk), Belarus, describes the beginning of the war while living in the village of Svisloch, Belarus in which many Jews lived; hearing the first rumors in autumn 1941 that Jews in the area would be killed; witnessing the murder of several Jews, including a classmate; seeing the body of a woman with a baby, who was still alive, laying next to her; trying to help the baby but being prevented by local policemen; the murder of Jews committed by German soldiers and policemen in his village; reactions of civilians to the killings; the looting of Jewish homes; and the actions of civilians in hiding Jews.


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Interviewee
Valentin Lukjanenko
Date
2011 October 27
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
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:37:27
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