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Oral history interview with Iosef Fayvelevich Dryzhun

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.14 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0014

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Iosef Fayvelevich Dryzhun, born May 24, 1925 in Gorodnoye, Brest Oblast, Poland (Haradnaia, Belarus), recalls his family and pre-war life; the occupation by Soviet forces in 1939; attempting to flee eastward before the arrival of German troops, but being forced back by Soviet border guards; the entrance of German troops into Gorodnoye and the establishment of a ghetto; mass murder of Jewish inhabitants; life in the Gorodnoye ghetto; being informed by local peasants of preparations for mass executions; escaping from the ghetto; living in the woods and joining a partisan unit; assistance given to Jewish inhabitants by members of the Subbotniki religious sect; contracting typhus in 1943; partisan life; joining the Soviet Army, liberating Pinsk, and marching and fighting through Warsaw to Germany; demobilization in 1945; and post-war life.

Interviewee
Iosef F. Dryzhun
Date
1995 August 04  (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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