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Oral history interview with Raisa Arshanskaya

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.30 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0030

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Raisa Arshanskaya, born in 1933 in Starodub, Russia, describes living in Zakholevichi, Russia then Klintsy, Russia; her Jewish mother and her Russian-Lithuanian-German father; being the only Jews on their street; experiencing antisemitism; the beginning of the war and the bombing of their town; the recruiting of her father into the army; the round up of Romanies; having to wear yellow fabric sewn to their clothing; being imprisoned with her mother; being rescued by a policeman named Sergey; the execution of her mother on December 5, 1941; staying with the policeman’s family for two months; staying with the Kapralov family; the hanging of the policeman who betrayed she and her mother; the mass execution in Klintsy, during which she heard shooting for several days; and the looting of Jewish belongings after the execution.

Raisa Arshanskaya
2014 July 15  (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 10:48:14
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