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Oral history interview with Sergei Domašova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.23 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0023

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Sergei Domašova, born in 1914 in Daugavpils, Latvia, describes prewar life in the village of Dagda; living in the village of Vishki when the war began; the Jewish population of the villages of Vishki and Dagda; positive relations between Jews and non-Jews before the war; relations between Latvians and Russians before the war; his Jewish friends; joining the Soviet Army; the German occupation of Daugavpils; how some local townspeople sympathized with the Germans; the persecution of the Jews during the occupation; Jews going into hiding at the beginning of the war; arrests of Jews by Aizsargis in Vishki; his acquaintances who were members of the Aizsargi; the looting of Jewish homes by local townspeople; the relocation of Jews from surrounding villages to Daugavpils; details of the execution of the Jewish population; the reaction of local townspeople during the killings; and German soldiers burning the bodies of the victims.

Interviewee
Sergei Domašova
Date
2004 February 28  (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 10:46:23
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