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Oral history interview with Vladimir Bubnovich

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.48 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0048

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Vladimir Bubnovich, born in Lyubcha, Belarus in 1932, discusses life during the German occupation; positive relations with the Jews prior to the war; partisan activity; hiding in the forest after Vlasovtsy soldiers set Lyubcha on fire; the surrender of Vlasovtsy soldiers after partisans set fire to the butter factory where they were hiding; partisans hanging Vlasovsty soldiers in the Lyubcha square; seeing a procession of Jews under German guard in the summer of 1942; the ghetto in Lyubcha; his sister’s desire to hide Jews; his uncle’s description of an execution at the cemetery; watching from his house as German soldiers shot a large groups of Jews by pits; German soldiers shooting cannons at a Jew who escaped the execution by swimming across the Neman River; the participation of local policemen and civilians with the Germans; the relocation of the town’s young men to a camp outside Minsk; his brother’s escape from the camp with a neighbor; partisan roundups of Germans at the end of the war; the shooting of the partisan commander by a German woman; the partisan execution of the woman and the soldiers; and the absence of Jews in Lyubcha after the war.

Interviewee
Vladimir Bubnovich
Date
2012 February 16
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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