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Oral history interview with Pioter Borisovich Lochovitski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.19 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0019

Pioter Borisovich Lochovitski, born in 1923 in Charkiv (Kharkiv), Ukraine, describes his family, including his Jewish father and Russian mother; his broken leg and hospital stay in 1941; not fleeing German forces due to his hospital stay, his father’s illness, and the condition of his grandmother; the German invasion of Charkiv; the eviction of his family from their apartment by German soldiers; moving into another apartment and living there until 1943; an order for all Jews to gather in a central location; his counterfeit Russian passport, made for him by a friend; his father's relocation to the ghetto; his mother visiting his father every day in the ghetto; his father escaping the ghetto and hiding with his family; the difficulty of life during occupation, including the lack of food; sheltering a woman and her daughter whom his father knew from the ghetto; finding a passport with a Russian name for his father; leaving the town to beg for food; encountering a policeman in the village of Vodolaga, who brought them to the commandant's office; being able escape the commandant's office as a result of their Russian passports; the Soviet Army entering Charkiv in 1943; joining the Soviet Army during their retreat from Charkiv; spending some time in a hospital and then fighting until the end of the war; and his life after the war, including his medical studies, the arrest and release of his father, and his return to Charkiv.

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Pioter B. Lochovitski
interview:  1994 August 04
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:35:18
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