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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 61R

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

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)
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:53:40
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