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Oral history interview with Sara Yakovlena Kasperskaya

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1283.30 | RG Number: RG-50.378.0030

Sara Yakovlevna Kasperskaya, born in the village of Lipin (possibly Lipinki), Belarus on June 5, 1915, describes her early life and family; Germans rounding up Jews in her village and killing 70 percent of them, including her mother; being confined to her home and made to wear a Star of David; how her husband was Russian, not Jewish, and this made her life a bit easier; leaving in 1942 with her children and husband and entering the forest seeking out partisans; being accepted into a partisan unit commanded by Abakumov and working as a baker; being treated well in her partisan unit; leaving her two children, ages 4 and 8, with a family in a nearby village and how they were taken to a German camp where it was known that they were part-Jewish; the partisans moving deeper into the woods to escape the Germans and the brigade joining with Soviet troops in 1944; and searching for and finding her children.


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Interviewee
Sara Y. Kasperskaya
Date
interview:  1995 August 11
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.
 
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