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Oral history interview with Adam Shpudzeika

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.59 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0059

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Adam Shpudzelka, born in 1931 in Gorodnaya, discusses the prewar Jewish population; peaceful relationships between nationalities; discrimination against Jews by Polish authorities; gradual changes after the German invasion; the deportation of young girls to Germany for work; the relocation of Jews to the ghetto; local men digging pits on the outskirts of Gorodnaya; seeing a procession of Jews being taken to an execution site; hearing the sound of gunfire; the ability of some Jews to bribe police and escape to join the partisans; Jewish partisans setting former Jewish-owned houses on fire so local policemen could not occupy them; the death of citizens, mistaken to be partisans, from Pesovo khutur; the flight of prisoners of war to the forest where they joined partisan units; and the hanging of police commander Pavel Poleshko after the war.

Interviewee
Adam Shpudzeika
Date
2012 August 22
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 10:53:21
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