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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 61R

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.1326 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1326

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 61R


    Interview Summary
    A Russian woman, born in 1935, discusses her experiences in Alexandrovka, Smolensk Oblast, Russia (8 km north of the city of Smolensk) before and during WWII; the German occupation of Alexandrovka; the gathering of the Roma by the Germans; the Germans setting up a kitchen in her family’s yard; a German soldier who wanted to deport the interviewee’s mother because she had dark skin (despite being Russian) but another German living nearby and saved her by persuading that she was Russian; the theft of their hens; and the locals being forced to stay home on the day of the massacre of the Roma.
    interview:  2009 December 02
    creation: Aleksandrovka (Smolenskiĭ raĭon, Smolenskaia oblast', Russia)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum

    Physical Details

    1 digital file : MPEG-2.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Yahad-In Unum retains copyright on the collection. Researchers agree not to reveal any personal identifiers if disclosed in witness testimony.

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    Administrative Notes

    Yahad-In Unum donated the oral history interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2014. The interview was conducted in Russia.
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