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Oral history interview with Stanislav Girdo

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.20 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0020

Stanislav Girdo, born in 1929 in Kraslava, Latvia, describes life in Kraslava before the occupation; the prewar Jewish population of Kraslava; the occupation of Kraslava by Soviet forces in 1940, including the soldiers of the Red Army; the murder of Catholic clergy by Soviet forces; occupation by Nazi forces; the looting of abandoned shops; the recruitment of local men by Nazis to work as policemen; early anti-Jewish measures; preparations for the mass execution of the Jewish population; local citizens who collaboratored with the Nazis; visiting the mass murder site; the public execution of a man accused of hiding a Soviet spy; Nazi propaganda; attempts by Nazis forces to hide evidence; and a Nazi collaborator still living in Kraslava after the war.

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Girdo, Stanislav
interview:  2004 February 28
2 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
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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