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Oral history interview with Yakov Negnevitzki

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.22 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0022

Yakov Isakovich Negnevitzki, born in 1925 in Minsk, Belarus, the son of a factory worker; his early life and the extent to which family observed Jewish traditions; not experiencing antisemitism prior to the outbreak of World War II; the outbreak of war on June 22, 1941 and the bombing in Minsk; the roundup of Jewish men who were taken by truck and shot; the establishment of the ghetto in Minsk, where a series of killing operations occurred; fleeing from the ghetto in 1943 along with many others who attempted to join the partisans and forming their own unit because many partisans would not accept Jews or thought they were working with the Germans; their unit gathering weapons near the Minsk area and saving Jews from the ghetto; falling sick with typhus and spending many months seriously ill; meeting with Soviet troops and returning to a liberated Minsk; joining the Soviet Army after the liberation of Minsk; being wounded and sent to a hospital near Moscow, Russia; returning to Minsk in 1948; entering a technical school; and getting married in 1950.

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Negnevitzki, Yakov
interview:  1995 August 07
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: 2022-07-28 19:52:20
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