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Oral history interview with Ivan Tishkevich

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.56 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0056
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Ivan Tishkevich, born in 1932 in Malkovichi, Belarus, discusses moving with his family from Malkovichi to Peschanka in 1936; his mother’s positions as a teacher and a local deputy; returning to Malkovichi to escape German forces who were targeting deputies; the presence of Jewish families in Malkovichi prewar; the participation of Polish and Belarusian police in executions, looting, and arson; the execution of nearly all of Malkovichi’s Jews in August 1941; hearing about men who escaped the execution site; seeing policemen taking jewelry from a Jewish woman’s body; policemen openly discussing details of the execution with neighbors; the execution of Jews who had been conscripted to work on the railroad; moving to a new house across the street from police headquarters in 1943; and the police chief’s disappearance after the war.

Interviewee
Ivan Tishkevich
Date
2012 August 21
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 10:52:45
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