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Oral history interview with Viktor Pogorelskiy

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.36 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0036

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

Viktor Pogorelskiy, born in 1930 on a khutor near the small settlement of Slaveni (in Mogilev Oblast), discusses living in Slaveni during the German occupation; the relocation of the Jewish community to one part of the village, near a brick factory, in 1942; Jews wearing yellow circles or ribbons; the mass shooting of the Jewish population by German soldiers; seeing from his house German soldiers burning dead bodies; his acquaintance with a Jewish boy named Berko who reported that all the Jews were taken to the execution site; Berko joining the partisans; and reuniting with Berko, now known as Boris, in Minsk after the war.

Interviewee
Viktor Pogorelskiy
Date
2012 February 11
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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