The role of neighbors as a source of information in Eastern Europe – and in particular in the Soviet Union – due to the mass murder campaigns in the area is of great significance. Those Jews that survived, mostly due to evacuations deep into Soviet territory or service in the Red Army, learned through the letters of former neighbors about the fate of their loved ones and communities. Among the documentary materials recently received by the Yad Vashem Archives, a number of such letters stand out.
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