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Oral history interview with Boris Skorohodov

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.28 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0028

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Boris Skorohodov, born January 19, 1929 (and a lifelong resident of Bragin, Gomel Oblast) discusses the beginning of World War II and the evacuation of the local Jews and Communists; an order from the government for locals to take food and supplies from stores and warehouses; his trips to the stores with his mother a few times; the Germans’ invasion and his family being displaced from their home for the German troops; the treatment of the local Jews by the Germans; the mass shooting of Jews in a local school; one of his distant Jewish relatives, Rosa, surviving the mass shooting but was later murdered; German propaganda, which reported that Moscow and Leningrad had been conquered; how Germans found and destroyed a Communist base in the forest; and how this is the first time he has shared these stories as he has not even told close relatives.

Interviewee
Boris Skorohodov
Date
2004 March 01  (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 10:47:44
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