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Alexander M. Holocaust testimony (HVT-3302) interviewed by B. M. Zabarko

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-3302

Videotape testimony of Alexander M., who was born in 1929. He recalls a happy, comfortable childhood in Sharhorod; cordial relations with non-Jews; German occupation; antisemitic measures; his mother's death; his arrest; convincing the Germans he was not Jewish; forced labor cooking and cleaning for German troops; billeting of German soldiers in his family's home; one German providing them with food; occupation by Romanian troops; their refusal to murder Jews on German orders; ghettoization; overcrowding; starvation; hiding to avoid forced labor; deportation to Odesa; escaping and returning to Sharhorod; buying a radio for partisans from Romanian troops; trading on the black market; brutal Ukrainian police; ignorance of outside events; the war's end; his father's return from the military; studying in Chernivt︠s︡i; marriage in 1949; and the births of two children. Mr. M. discusses frequent encounters with partisans and his brother's emigration to Israel.

Author/Creator
M., Alexander, 1929-
Published
Sharhorod, Ukraine : Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, 1994
Interview Date
August 14, 1994.
Language
Russian
Copies
2 copies: Betacam SP master; 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Alexander M. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-3302). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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View in Yale University Library Catalog: http://hdl.handle.net/10079/bibid/4291266
Record last modified: 2014-02-20 16:10:00
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