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Oral history interview with Taisiya Korbatova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.21 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0021

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Taisiya Korbatova, born in 1932 in the town Dolgarevo (Sebezh raion, Pskov oblast), Russia, discusses the beginning of the war and her father and uncle serving at the front; her father returning disabled; the arrival of the Germans and their takeover of a small village, Mogilno; how the Ukrainians and Latvians worked for the Germans; the disruptiveness of the partisans; hearing how a coworker survived the murder of a large group of Ukrainians and Latvians by partisans; the Germans arresting and deporting her partisan neighbors to unknown locations; German interrogations of a local woman who was ultimately tortured and killed; her mother baking bread for the partisans despite the threats of violence; being taken with her mother to concentration camps in February 1943; how her mother saved a Jewish grocer from persecution and kept him in the basement for a little more than a year; the events that led to her being placed into a concentration camp in Idritsa, Russia and the separation process; life in the camp, including the presence of typhus, the frequency of death, and the camp hospital; breaking her arm in the camp; being forced to walk to the camp in Sebezh; her memories of liberation; being helped by two partisan boys to get out of Sebezh into a safe zone; the battle along the way out of Sebezh and the wounding of her mother, who was taken to a hospital in Velikiye Luki, Russia; the fate of her uncle; and returning home with her parents and rebuilding their house.

Taisiya Korbatova
2014 July 11  (interview)
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:45:55
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