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Oral history interview with Anastasia Vasilevich

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.45 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0045

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Anastasia Vasilevich, born in 1933 in Khoroshki, Belarus, discusses life in the village during the German occupation; a Jewish settlement outside the village; villagers’ aid to withdrawing Soviet troops; witnessing the murder of the Jewish population by German soldiers; the looting of Jewish-owned homes by villagers; her memories of the kindness of her Jewish neighbors; German soldiers torturing her father, communists, and other villagers to obtain information on partisans; her father’s death during a mass killing in Novogrudok; a survivor’s description of the killing, including her father’s defiance of German rule; a village head who denounced partisans to the German authorities; the killing of a partisan who was set on fire in his house; nearly being shot after she refused to provide a German soldier with eggs; and the killing of four German soldiers by partisans.

Interviewee
Anastasia Vasilevich
Date
2012 February 15
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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:51:05
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