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Oral history interview with Iosef Pshepyurko

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.12 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0012

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Iosef Pshepyurko, born September 1923 in Kletsk, Poland (now Belarus), recalls his pre-war Jewish and family life; the occupation of Kletsk by Soviet troops; the arrival of refugees from Poland; the outbreak of the war and the arrival of German troops; forced labor imposed upon Jews and the murder of those Jews not chosen for labor; the establishment of a ghetto for the remaining Jewish inhabitants; life in the ghetto; the Jewish administration of the ghetto; Jewish resistance in the ghetto; escaping from the ghetto in 1942 and linking up with the Zhukov unit of Jewish partisans; partisan activities; relations with the Armija Krajowa; linking up with advancing Soviet troops; returning to Kletsk and becoming a local Komsomol official and then a detective; applying to immigrate to Israel and being removed as a result from the police; and his post-war life.

Interviewee
Iosef Pshepyurko
Date
1995 August 03  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
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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