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Alexander G. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3274) interviewed by B.M. Zabarko and Izabela Davydovna Slucka,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3274

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    Summary
    Videotape testimony of Alexander G., who was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine in 1933. He recalls German invasion prior to entering first grade; his father's draft; an unsuccessful attempt to evacuate east with his mother, sister, and grandmother; ghettoization in a tractor factory; mass killings in Drobitsky Yar; escaping with his mother, sister, and grandmother, with assistance from a German guard; hiding with assistance from their non-Jewish neighbors; fleeing to Bilhorod with his mother and sister, with assistance from his cousin; his mother acquiring false papers; arrest with his mother in Borisovka; their transfer to a prison in Gayvoron, then to a labor camp near Borisovka; retreating with Soviet troops after a brief liberation; and returning to Kharkiv in 1944. Mr. G. describes reunion with his father, and his postwar experiences.
    Author/Creator
    G., Alexander, 1933-
    Published
    Kharkiv, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    August 5, 1994.
    Locale
    Ukraine
    Kharkiv
    Kharkiv (Ukraine)
    Bilhorod-Dnistrovsʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
    Gayvoron (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Alexander G. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3274). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Zabarko, B. M., interviewer.
    Slucka, Izabela Davydovna, interviewer.
    Notes
    This testimony is in Russian.

    Physical Details

    Language
    Russian
    Copies
    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (31 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Drobitsky Yar Massacre, Ukraine, 1942.
    Child survivors.
    Mass killings.
    Hiding.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    False papers.
    Postwar experiences.

    Administrative Notes

    Link to Yale University Library Catalog:
    http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291183
    Record last modified:
    2018-05-30 11:33:00
    This page:
    https:​/​/collections.ushmm.org​/search​/catalog​/hvt4291183

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