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Oral history interview with Vera Vladimirovna Smirnova

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.25 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0025

Vera Vladimirovna Smirnova (née Rozenberg), born in Minsk, Belarus in 1928, describes her family; changing her name after her arrest during the war by the Germans; life in the Minsk ghetto: pogroms, the deaths of German Jews brought there in the summer of 1942, and deaths from disease and hunger; her escape from the ghetto in1943 with her mother and brother; joining the partisans near Lipsk, Poland; a partisan operation, during which she was arrested; her interrogation and her two month imprisonment; being sent to Auschwitz, contracting typhus, and recovering; being sent to Ravensbrück; and being liberated in Neustadt, Germany in 1945.


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Interviewee
Vera V. Smirnova
Date
interview:  1995 August 08
Language
Russian
Extent
2 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.
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:50:44
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