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Oral history interview with Eva Drozdova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.68 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0068

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

Eva Drozdova, born in 1935, discusses her father’s prewar friendships with Jews from Silebia; moving to Bobruysk, Belarus; hiding in the forest in Grabovo, Belarus for several days at the start of the war; her view that the Russian gendarmes were more brutal than the Germans; being interrogated by gendarmes after a neighbor accused her of stealing goats for partisans; the forced resettlement of Jews to Turenskaya Street, a large originally Jewish street; numbers tattooed onto the forearms of Jews; Jews burying valuables and documents; neighbors who served the German occupation; the relocation of the area’s Jews to Kamenka, Belarus; being taken with her mother to Kamenka when they were falsely identified as Jews by neighbors; being taken with her mother to an execution site from which they were rescued by a soldier who was a former classmate of her mother’s; seeing flames from the execution site; the absence of Jews in town after 1943; seeing a truckload of children who were being taken for blood donations; and her brother’s death from an explosive grenade.

Interviewee
Eva Drozdova
Date
2012 August 24
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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