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Oral history interview with Leonid Vusnich

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.19 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0019

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

Leonid Vusnich, born in 1932 in Leningrad, Russia, describes his childhood in the town of Bobruisk, Belarus; the evacuation of a large part of the Jewish population at the start of the war; the Bobruisk ghetto; the shooting of Jews in Jeloviki village in 1941; helping two children who survived the mass shooting and sending them to the Partisans; how some local policemen warned people about roundups; his family’s expulsion for their home; German soldiers’ fear of the partisan attacks; how German soldiers used townspeople to check for land mines; murders committed by German soldiers; the deportation of young people to Germany; the treatment of prisoners of war; and the aftermath of the war.

Interviewee
Leonid Vusnich
Date
2011 October 28
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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