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Oral history interview with Ivans Jančuks-Jasjuks

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.13 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0013

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Ivans Jančuks-Jasjuks, born in 1929 in Stariy Forshtadt, Latvia, describes his family and life before the war; his Jewish friends and the attitude of the town towards its many nationalities; life during occupation; Jews hiding at the beginning of the war; the forced relocation of Jews to a ghetto; arrests of Jews by local policemen; the sound of gunfire coming from the ghetto; local townspeople being forced to bury Jewish victims; local townspeople finding the personal belongings of the victims; the distribution of empty Jewish homes; the plundering of Jewish property; the demolition of synagogues; a Jewish woman who was hiding in a basement and was caught and arrested by local policemen; and the postwar return of Jews to Stariy Forshtadt.

Interviewee
Ivans Jančuks-Jasjuks
Date
2003 November 22  (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 10:43:18
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