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Mikhail V. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3292) interviewed by Pinchas Agmon and B.M. Zabarko,

Oral History | Digitized | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3292

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    Videotape testimony of Mikhail V., who was born in Berdychiv, Ukraine in 1928, one of six children. He describes celebrating Jewish holidays; German invasion; ghettoization; his mother hiding him during a round-up; escaping from German soldiers who found him; running to a non-Jewish neighbor who hid him; learning his father had survived the mass killing (his mother and siblings were shot); living with skilled Jewish workers; hiding in the midst of a mass shooting; hearing the screams and shooting (his father was killed); escaping from a policeman who discovered him; hiding in a neighboring village; a stranger who took him to a woman in Terekhova; living with her (she knew he was Jewish); begging for food in surrounding villages; escaping from Ukrainian policemen who would have surrendered him for money; working for a farmer; and staying on a collective farm with prisoners of war until liberation. Mr. V. discusses choosing not to emigrate in order to remain close to family graves; never discussing his experiences because they are too painful; and Ukrainians who killed Jews and others who saved them. He shows mass killing sites in Berdychiv and a memorial erected by the surviving Jews.
    V., Mikhail, 1928-
    Berdychiv, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
    Interview Date
    August 11, 1994.
    Soviet Union
    Berdychiv (Ukraine)
    Terekhova (Ukraine)
    Cite As
    Mikhail V. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3292). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
    Other Authors/Editors
    Agmon, Pinchas, interviewer.
    Zabarko, B. M., interviewer.
    This testimony is in Russian.

    Physical Details

    2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
    Physical Description
    1 videorecording (1 hr., 7 min.) : col

    Keywords & Subjects

    Subjects (Local Yale)
    Child survivors.
    Aid by non-Jews.
    Mass killings.
    Postwar experiences.
    Postwar effects.

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