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Oral history interview with Irina Kuklihina

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.14 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0014

Irina Kuklihina, born in 1926 in Daugavpils, Latvia, discusses her childhood; her general isolation from events of the war; witnessing a forced march of 30 to 40 Jewish women, children, and older men in Višķi, Latvia in July 1941; the presence of many local citizens who watched from the side of the street; an attempt by one of her school teachers, Yelena Lyalina, to give bread and milk to some of the prisoners, which was thwarted by a guard who knocked her to the ground; later reports that the prisoners were Jews from Aglona, Latvia and were being marched to a mass shooting site; hearing about atrocities in other villages; the arrest and imprisonment of her father for political reasons; and her father’s release.

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Kuklihina, Irina
interview:  2003 November 22
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:57
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