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Oral history interview with Galina Bodanovich

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.52 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0052

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Galina Bodanovich, born in Oshmyany (Ashmiany), Belarus in 1937, discusses her mother’s friendship with Jews prior to the war; moving into the home of a Jewish woman who asked her family to keep it safe until she could return home; seeing Jewish acquaintances being transported in a truck with German guards; hearing gunfire coming from Yagelovshchina (IAgelovshchina, Belarus) and Lyugovshchina, Belarus; after the shooting ended, traveling to the killing site with her mother and other villagers; seeing a mass grave in which the soil still moved; the number of Jews from Oshmyany who survived the war; villagers taking property from Jewish-owned homes; hearing about Jewish families hiding in khutors and returning after the war; and the names of survivors who returned after the war.

Interviewee
Galina Bogdanovich
Date
2012 August 19
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 10:52:08
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