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Oral history interview with Sofia Binyaminova Kustonovich

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.15 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0015

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

Sofia Binyaminova Kustonovich (née Shapiro), born January 5, 1916 in Pogost (Pahost, Salihorski raion), Belarus, recalls her family and religious upbringing; pre-war life as a telephone operator; the arrival of German troops in Pogost; the murder of her father and two brothers; the establishment of a ghetto in Pogost; leaving with her mother and sister and going to Slutsk; life in the Slutsk ghetto; the Jewish administration of the ghetto; the murder of inhabitants of the Slutsk ghetto; her escape from Slutsk and returning to Pogost; joining a partisan unit and serving until 1944; getting married; when the area, near Mikashevichi, was liberated by Soviet troops; life in the partisan unit, which was based near Mikashevichy; and moving from Pogost to Pinsk after the war, in order to avoid memories too difficult to live with.

Interviewee
Sofia B. Kustonovich
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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