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Oral history interview with Boris Skorohodov

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

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.


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Interviewee
Boris Skorohodov
Date
interview:  2004 March 01
Language
Russian
Extent
1 videocasette (Betacam SP).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
 
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:46:20
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