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Oral history interview with Lubov Zhelevskaya-Savchenko

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.18 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0018

Lubov Zhelevskaya-Savchenko, born in 1924 in Gubarevka (Hubarivka), Ukraine, describes a roundup of Jews in Kharkov by German soldiers; her Jewish stepmother saving herself by falsifying documents; the hanging of partisan members; German soldiers expropriating their food supplies; her arrest and time in prison; her transfer to Auschwitz concentration camp; life and conditions in Auschwitz, including details about her labor, other inmates, policies of the camp, her illnesses, and the execution of Jewish prisoners; the knowledge of the German retreat in 1945; her transfer to a displaced persons camp at Bergen-Belsen; the imprisonment of concentration camp inmates upon returning to the Soviet Union; her lawsuit against German officials for reparations; and meeting with other concentration camp survivors in Kharkov.

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Lubov Zhelevskaya-Savchenko
interview:  2005 July 30
2 videocassettes (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:47:14
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