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Oral history interview with Anna Vasilevich

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.46 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0046

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Anna Vasilevich, born in 1929 in the village of Bolshaya Kolpenitsa, discusses life during the German occupation; the destruction of Malaya Kolpenitsa village by the German forces; seeing military prisoners inside a fenced area at the military camp; the absence of Jews in Bolshaya Kolpenitsa prior to the war; purchasing items from Jews in Baranovichi; the kindness of Jews in Baranovichi; witnessing soldiers in black uniforms hang a man, possibly involved with partisans, in the market place; processions of Jews guarded by men in black uniforms; transports of Jews to an execution site; an incident in which a baby thrown from a truck and was picked up by a teacher who hid the child; seeing the ground move at the site of a mass grave; the suicide of a partisan who refused to surrender to German forces; being able to obtain Russian prisoners of war for farm work; the lack of any Jewish survivors; and the detention of German soldiers in nearby camps following liberation.

Interviewee
Anna 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 10:51:14
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