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Oral history interview with Valentina Petrovna Shneovskaya

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.34 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0034

Valentina Petrovna Shneoskaya, born in 1912, in Brest Litovsk, Belarus, discusses her pre-war family life; moving in 1914 to Chuhuiv, Ukraine; evacuating to Zhitomir (ZHytomyr), Ukraine when the First World War began; getting married in 1934 and the death of her husband at the war's beginning in 1941; not being Jewish but knowing many Jews; working in a children's home in Zhitomir; the killing of many Jews in Zhitomir; her knowledge that Jewish children came to the children's home; giving Jewish children in the children's home Russian names to help keep them safe; how she was the only worker in the children's home with information about the Jewish identities of the children; keeping one Jewish child in her own home; and her acknowledgment that she saved four Jewish children during the war.

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Valentina P. Shneovskaya
interview:  1994 August 10
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: 2020-08-03 11:26:25
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