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Mikhael K. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1924) interviewed by Jaschael Pery

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1924

Videotape testimony of Mikhael K., who was born in Rokitnoye, Ukraine in 1925. He recalls Soviet antisemitism prior to the war; evacuating with his family to Kazakhstan after the German bombing of Kiev in June 1941; his brother's service in the Soviet military (he was killed in 1942); starvation conditions while working on a collective farm; entering the Soviet military at the end of 1942; serving at the front; being wounded in March 1944; a six-month recovery; gradually learning of the destruction of Jews; joining his family in Kazakhstan; their return to Rokitnoye in October 1944; entering university; increased antisemitism; marriage in 1950; moving frequently; his first wife's death in 1970; remarriage; emigration to Israel in 1980 (his children went to the United States); and joining them in 1985. Mr. K. discusses continuing antisemitism in Ukraine and the Soviet policy of ignoring Jewish losses during the Holocaust.

Author/Creator
K., Mikhael, 1925-
Published
New York, N.Y. : A Living Memorial to the Holocaust-Museum of Jewish Heritage, 1991
Interview Date
December 16, 1991.
Language
Russian
Copies
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Mikhael K. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1924). 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/4296333
Record last modified: 2010-07-29 20:26:00
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