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Oral history interview with Darya Lyogkaya

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.66 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0066

Darya Lyogkaya, born in 1929 in the village of Visokiy Polk, Belarus, discusses her Jewish childhood friends; attending school in Parichi; prewar peaceful relations between non-Jews and Jews; the German invasion and bombing of the town; the brutality of German soldiers; incidents in which citizens turned in their neighbors for alleged partisan activities; the execution of suspected partisans and their families; witnessing a roundup of Jews at a hotel; seeing trucks full of Jews and later hearing gunfire; a Jewish friend who survived the mass killing and escaped to Moiseyevka; the burning of the burial pits as Russians forces approached in 1944; being taken with other children to a work camp; attempting to escape the camp; working at the school for German students; and returning to Visokiy Polk after the war.

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Lyogkaya, Darya
2012 August 24
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:09:11
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