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Oral history interview with Jāzeps Barčs

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.27 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0027

Jazeps [Joseph] Barcs (Jazeps Victorovich Barčs), born July 14, 1928, describes being a native of Chervonka in the Bebren region of Latvia (now Cervonka, Jēkabpils rajons); his family; the retreat of the Red Army; Germans arriving and seeing the German tank troops; the evacuation of some Communist Party officials and Jews; witnessing a group of Jews escaping on horse-driven carts and a low-flying German plane shooting at them killing a horse and wounding a man; his family hosting armed locals who told them of their experiences shooting Jews; the local Roma, Communists, and POWs were also persecuted and killed during the war; the murder of a group of Jews in Silene as witnessed by his father; the local collaborators and how some were sent to prison; and the current situation in Latvia.

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Barčs, Jāzeps
interview:  2004 February 29
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 19:52:58
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