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Research interview with Klaudiya Prilashkevich

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.50 | RG Number: RG-50.653.01.0031

Klavdiya Prilashkevich, born in 1929 in Lyubavichi, Smolensk oblast, Russia, discusses her Jewish neighbors, the Reykhel family; her father, who was a butcher and was friends with Jews; her father's activities in the army during the war and his friendship with Meylikh, a famous Jewish blacksmith, with whom he escaped capture; the two-year German occupation; the execution of her father's three sisters (Lida, Vasya, and Alina) and their families on August 21, 1943 for working against the Germans; her father's attempts to remove the bodies and bury his family properly; the relocation of the Jews to a ghetto soon after the occupation began; Jews having to wear yellow patches; the looting of Jewish homes; the execution of Jews soon after her aunts were murdered; witnessing the roundup and march of the Jews to the execution site; hearing the shooting and shouting; witnessing with her sister and friend as the first 15 to 20 people were executed then running away; her father burying Meylikh after his death; how no Jews were left in Lyubavichi after the execution; and how after the war Soviets hanged Lyubavichi policemen (Zharkin Kirill, Zharkin Ivan Grishka, Pecherskiy Yefim) and servants (Astrakhanskiy Nikolay) who helped Germans.

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Prilashkevich, Klaudiya
interview:  2014 March 28
creation: Russia.
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:54:39
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