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Oral history interview with Valentina Rusakova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.70 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0070

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

Valentina Rusakova, born in 1930 in Kamenka village, discusses the German invasion; the brutal treatment of military prisoners; the relocation of the military prisoners to Bobruysk; her father who was taken to bury the bodies of prisoners of war; watching from a window as German soldiers tortured Jews in a nearby yard; the shooting of Armenians who were begging for food; the burning of a fortress that held military prisoners; a mass killing of Jews near a radio station building; the billeting of Hungarian forces in her house in 1943; the brutality of the Hungarian soldiers; two German soldiers who worked clandestinely for the partisans; a German soldier who saved her brother from being detained by local citizens who volunteered for the German authorities; and the burning of the remains of military prisoners and Jews by German forces.

Interviewee
Valentina Rusakova
Date
2012 August 25
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 10:55:19
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