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Oral history interview with Stanislav Boltukho

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.54 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0054

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Stanislav Boltukho, born in 1931 in Dolginovo, Belarus discusses prewar relationships among nationalities in Dolginovo; his Jewish classmates and friends; the German invasion; the increasingly harsh treatment of Jews; the Centroviki, an armed unit of men who lived in the center of town and helped the Germans and local police relocate Jews to the ghetto; German soldiers blocking the town and shooting Jews on his street; a neighboring Christian girl who was shot by soldiers after she refused to leave her attic; his father’s recruitment to transport bodies to the cemetery; the composition of soldiers and guards, which included Estonians, Lithuanians, and Germans; a procession of Jews being forced to march from the ghetto towards an execution site; orders for the victims to undress upon entering a shed, which was then set on fire; the escape of several Jews from the ghetto and their survival in nearby villages; a local Catholic priest who hid Jews; witnessing a Jewish girl being shot allegedly because she walked outside of the boundaries; his father’s discovery of a man named Leiba Perevozkin hiding in his hay shed; an incident in which a German guard whipped his mother after she fed Russian military prisoners; the use of a church building as an interment site for military prisoners; the relocation of the military prisoners to Vileyka; witnessing German soldiers shoot two escaping military prisoners; his family’s aid to a military prisoner who was found on the road unconscious; and Jews who returned after the war.

Interviewee
Stanislav Boltukho
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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