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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 68R

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.1332 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1332

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 68R


    Interview Summary
    A Russian woman born in 1934 discusses her experiences in Smolensk (Smolensk Oblast), Russia during the war; the bombings of Smolensk; her uncle taking her to the rural area at the beginning of the war, and her mother bringing her back to Smolensk; her father volunteering for the Red Army; the German occupation; seeing rows of POWs passing by their house; her mother assisting and housing some of the POWs; the efforts of her mother and many other women to bring food to cellars and camps where POWs were held; seeing a group of people (possibly Jews) who were trying to join the partisans; the behavior of the German soldiers; singing German songs with one of the soldiers; German soldiers billeting at the their house; army songs (the interviewee even sings one); and the murder of POWs.
    interview:  2009 December 04
    creation: Smolensk (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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