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Oral history interview with Dmitry Gazin

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.35 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0035

Dmitry Gazin, born in 1927 in Vitebsk, Belarus, describes moving to the village of Verhovie (possibly Viarkhoŭe, Vitsebski raion) in 1940; the evacuation of most of the Jewish families early in the war; the sight of prisoners of war being taken through the village on the way to Velikije Luki; the threat by German authorities to kill anyone hiding communists or Jews; German propaganda about how well they feed Russian prisoners; a prisoner of war camp near Luzhesnyanski technical college; witnessing the shooting of a group of Jews by German soldiers; the actions of a villager to help Jewish prisoners escape a shooting; the liquidation of the Jewish ghetto; the pillage and burning of his village in 1942; his time in the concentration camps Vitebsk and Alitus, Lithuania in 1943; a woman who provided policemen with information on families who were helping partisans; the looting of the homes of those killed by local policemen; deportation to Smorgon by train; a priest who helped him escape to the village of Belkovshchina; and the aftermath of the war.

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Gazin, Dmitry
2011 November 02
2 videocassettes (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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