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Oral history interview with Ivan Trofimov

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.45 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0045
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Ivan Trofimov, born in 1919 in Opogi, Latvia, describes changing his birthdate to 1921 to avoid conscription into the army; the prewar Jewish community of Opogi; restrictions placed upon the Jewish community under German occupation; a roundup of Jews in the synagogue by local policemen; his forced labor burying murdered Jews; the looting of Jewish owned belongings; his deportation to Germany in 1942 for forced labor; the conditions of his forced labor; and the punishment of local collaborators after the war.

Interviewee
Ivan Trofimov
Date
2005 August 27  (interview)
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 10:51:03
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