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Oral history interview with Georgij Panfilov

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.17 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0017

Georgij Panfilov, born in 1927 in Lotsugo, Latvia, describes the Jewish population of Kalnat; the German invasion; German soldiers destroying posters of Lenin and Stalin and searching for communists; a roundup of local Jews, who were locked in the synagogue and in the cellar of a house; German soldiers killing civilians, including children; sexual assault; German policemen plundering shops; a mass shooting of Jews at the cemetery; Jews who went into hiding; a neighbor who gathered information about townspeople; a German base in the area; going into hiding with his brother; an incident in which he and a companion were turned in to the police by a man who had given them food; his escape from the police; the arrest of his brother after a townsperson turned him in to the police; his own arrest and imprisonment in Rezekne, Latvia; meeting Jewish inmates in 1944; German soldiers shooting Jewish prisoners in their cells; brutal treatment by Ukrainian guards; the shooting of sick prisoners; and escape attempts by prisoners.

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Panfilov, Georgij
interview:  2004 February 27
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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