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Oral history interview with Antons Pirožoks

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.5 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0005

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Antons Pirožoks, born in 1928 in Daugavpils, Latvia, describes the Jewish population of Daugavpils; German soldiers employing local men to dig trenches; the murder of local Jews by German soldiers and their collaborators in 1941; columns of Jews led in the direction of Zolotaya Gora; watching the mass shooting from a distance; details of the execution; how local townspeople took the victims’ clothing; his arrest and forced labor in a village and then a prisoner of war camp; a beating he received from a German soldier for giving a prisoner of war a pair of trousers; refugees in Daugavpils; and Jews who returned to Daugavpils after the war.

Antons Pirozoks
2003 July 06  (interview)
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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