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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

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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.

Interviewee
Pioter B. Lochovitski
Date
1994 August 04  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
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
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