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Oral history interview with Yakov Magelnitzkiy

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.7 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0007

Ya'akov Magelnitskiy, born in Vitebsk, Belarus in 1928, recalls his family and his life before the war; the outbreak of the war and his and his family's escape to Shumilino; the establishment of a ghetto in Shumilino and ghetto life and organization; his escape from Shumilino and his life on the run; joining Soviet partisans, who kept him as a German translator even though he was so you; going to Opochka; joining the Soviet Army as a driver; more details about his early life; how before joining the partisans he was hidden for a year by a Russian family in Pyatnitskoye but was betrayed to the police and he fled; serving with in the Tershov Brigade in various capacities until 1944; and his life in the Soviet Army, in which he served in the Far East.

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Yakov Magelnitzkiy
interview:  1995 August 02
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.
Record last modified: 2023-06-07 10:55:04
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