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Oral history interview with Mariya Shirokova

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.26 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0026

Mariya Shirokova, born in 1931 in Novozybkov, Russia, describes her life before the war started; her mother, who was a technician; her father, who died in the war; their Jewish neighbors; the fleeing of many Jews before the Germans arrived; the Germans forcing the remaining Jews to leave their homes and sending them to an unknown location; the participation of the local police officers in the deportation of Jews; seeing the deportation of the Jews, many of whom she knew personally; her Jewish friend, Sima; hearing about the execution of Jews nearby; the boarding up of Jewish homes; the Germans often causing trouble for the civilians; her friendship with Sima; and how the war came through Novozybkov.

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Mariya Shirokova
interview:  2014 July 14
1 digital file : MPEG-4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:48:35
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