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Borys K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3284) interviewed by B. M. Zabarko,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3284

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    Videotape testimony of Borys K., who was born in Ozarintsy, Ukraine in 1923. He describes his family's devotion to a Jewish school his father founded; his mother's responsibility for their surviving the 1930s famine; joining Komsomol; German invasion; enlisting in the Soviet army on July 20, 1941; retreating; brief incarceration as a POW; escaping home via Mohyliv and Karpovka; hiding with non-Jews; establishing an underground unit; joining his family in the ghetto; recovering from typhus with help from a non-Jewish doctor; transfer to Pechora concentration camp; escaping with assistance from a non-Jew; returning to Ozarintsy ghetto; writing anti-Nazi pamphlets; visiting his uncle in the Mohyliv ghetto in February 1944; being shot by a German in front of his mother on March 17; medical assistance from the doctor who had previously saved him; liberation by Soviet troops; enlisting in the Soviet army; meeting U.S. troops at the Elbe River; studying in Kiev; and teaching. Mr. K. discusses the importance of help from non-Jews to his family's survival; mass killings; his state of mind in the ghetto and camp; the importance of Yiddish; and his publications including an essay in "The Black Book" and documentaries about the famine and war in Ukraine.
    K., Borys, 1923-
    Kiev, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    August 8, 1994.
    Transnistria (Territory under German and Romanian occupation, 1941-1944)
    Karpivka (Vinnyt︠s︡ʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine)
    Ozarintsy (Ukraine)
    Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Borys K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3284). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Zabarko, B. M., interviewer.
    This testimony is in Russian with some Yiddish.
    Related publication: The Black book : the ruthless murder of Jews by German-Fascist invaders throughout the temporarily-occupied regions of the Soviet Union and in the death camps of Poland during the war of 1941-1945 / prepared under the editorship of Ilya Ehrenburg & Vasily Grossman ; translated from the Russian by John Glad and James S. Levine. -- New York : Holocaust Publications : Distributed by Schocken Books, c1981.
    Related publication: Smertni lysty : dokumentalʹna povistʹ / Borys Khandros. -- Kyïv : Vyd-vo khudoz︠h︡. lit-ry "Dnipro", c1993.
    Related publication: Vsmatrivai︠a︡s' v lit︠s︡a : dokumentalʹno-khudozhestvennye povestvovanii︠a︡ / Boris Khandros. -- Kiev : Molod', c1990.

    Physical Details

    3 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 23 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mutual aid.
    Postwar experiences.
    Holocaust survivors. Video tapes. Men. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Personal narratives. World War, 1939-1945--Personal narratives, Jewish. Famines--Ukraine--History--20th century. Jews--Ukraine--Transnistria (Territory under German and Romanian occupation, 1941-1944) World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Soviet. World War, 1939-1945--Underground movements--Ukraine. Jewish ghettos--Psychological aspects. Concentration camps--Psychological aspects. Forced labor. Jews--Ukraine--Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ. Escapes. World War, 1939-1945--Atrocities. Ukraine. Karpivka (Vinnyt︠s︡ʹka oblastʹ, Ukraine) Ozarintsy (Ukraine) Mohyliv-Podilʹsʹkyĭ (Ukraine) Oral histories (document genres) K., Borys,--1923- Vsesoi︠u︡znyĭ leninskiĭ kommunisticheskiĭ soi︠u︡z molodezhi. Peciora (Concentration camp)

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