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Oral history interview with Jadviga Arcihovska

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.8 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0008

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Jadviga Arcihovska (Matuseviča), born on March 16, 1924 in Latvia, describes her prewar life with her mother and brother; living amongst mostly Jewish neighbors in Rēzekne, Latvia; being banned from school for being Polish and going to work; the roundup and murder of Jews and Poles, often by locals; the theft of Jewish gold and clothing after deportations; one of her neighbors who continually boasted about killing Jews; the terror and difficulty of helping to hide Jewish neighbors for nearly three years; information from the front that came to the town; being threatened after war; visiting victims’ graves to pay homage; the memory of World War II and its lack of commemoration in Latvia; receiving honors from Latvia and Israel for her bravery during the war; and her life after the war.

Interviewee
Jadviga Arcihovska
Date
2003 November 20  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:41:24
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