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Oral history interview with Arkady Sergeyevich Teif

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.5 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0005

Arkadiy Sergeyevich Teif, born 1928 in Smilovichi, Minsk Oblast, Soviet Union (Smilavichy, Belarus), recalls life in Smilovichi before the war; his family's Jewish life; the start of the war and the entrance of German troops into Smilovichi on June 26, 1941; the establishment of a ghetto; the murder of ghetto inhabitants and the liquidation of the Smilovichi ghetto on October 14, 1941; his escape from Smilovichi and entering the Minsk ghetto; life in the Minsk ghetto; his escape and joining the Zorin partisan unit; life with the partisans, including the fights with other partisan units and German forces; the partisans' relations with the local population; the arrival of Soviet troops and his joining the army and advancing to Berlin, Germany; and his return to Minsk.

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Teif, Arkadiy Sergeyevich
interview:  1995 August 01
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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Interviews conducted in association with the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale University and with the participation of Beit Lohamei Haghetaot in Israel.
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