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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 57R

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.1322 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1322

A Russian woman, born in 1935, discusses her experiences in Velizh (Smolensk Oblast), Russia before and during WWII; life before the war; the numerous Jews in Velizh and the few Russians; the German occupation; the barracks where the Jews were confined; the attempts locals made to bring food to the Jews, which was not allowed; the camp; hiding a POW pilot; her family nearly being shot but her father making an agreement with the Polizei; the murder of the Jews; and the torture of partisans.

interview:  2009 December 02
creation: Smolensk (Russia)
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-06-16 10:08:46
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