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* The Holocaust History Museum, Museum of Holocaust Art, Exhibitions Pavilion and Synagogue are open until 20:00. All other sites close at 17:00.

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From an interview given in Tel Aviv in 2008 by Dora Nemirovskaia

 In an interview, given in Tel Aviv in 2008, Nemirovskaia recollected a terrible day in Moscow – October 16, 1941. In mid-October, the Wehrmacht came the closest it would to Moscow (in fact, the German troops reached the outer suburbs of the capital), and panic ensued in the city. In the morning of October 16, despite having a fever, Nemirovskaia went to her factory. She described what she saw there:

"I arrived and there was a huge crowd there, a huge one. The factory was closed and no one was allowed in. […] The Germans were close and people knew that the Germans were about to enter [the city]. They were screaming and yelling, - it was horrible. And they were crying 'All this is because of the Yids. The Yids are to blame. The Yids stole everything from us.' They forgot that it was the Germans [who started the war] and that the Jews had nothing to do with this. You understand that all their anger was being poured out on those who were close at hand, you see. 'It is because of the Yids. The Yids stole!' This was the case even though our boss, the head of our department, was a Jew, Lifshits, a very good-hearted man […] And they were yelling: 'Lifshits stole everything and then ran off with his [mistress]. I was standing in the middle of the crowd and feeling sick – not because of my fever, but because of what I was hearing, you understand. And I was thinking that – these bastards were worse than the fascists [i.e. Nazis]. [I asked myself] Whom should be more afraid of – them or the fascists? […] And then Lifshits came out. They had been yelling that he had run off, and he came out to them. I left and so I don't know how all of this ended".

From: An interview taken for the Blavatnik Archive Foundation in 2008 in Tel Aviv.