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Oral history interview with Ivan Polovinkin

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.38 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0038

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Ivan Polovinkin, born in 1934 in Daugavpils, Latvia, describes the beginning of the war; seeing groups of Jews being led into the forest; hearing gunfire from mass shootings of Jews; the distribution of looted Jewish owned belongings to local townspeople; the roles of German Nazis, Vlasov's soldiers, and Aizsargi; a concentration camp for Jews located near his home; trading food for carved toys; the aid his family provided to Jews who escaped from the concentration camp; and the arrest of local collaborators by Soviet forces after the war.

Interviewee
Ivan Polovinkin
Date
2004 November 25  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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 10:49:51
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