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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewees 436U and 437U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.41 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0041

The interviewees, two Ukrainian women born in 1922 and 1926, discuss wartime events in their towns. The first interviewee, who says she does not remember events very well, describes how preceding the shooting of Jews, a vehicle with a loudspeaker circulated throughout town warning people not to leave their houses; how one Jewish family asked to be hidden in her house, but it was already too crowded; how the Jewish family was taken by the Gestapo; how the shooting of Jews in the woods lasted for a number of days; and how years later, people frequently found shoes and other articles of clothing in the area. The second interviewee discusses the treatment of Soviet prisoners of war and the presence of French prisoners in the area; how she herself once gave food to a Soviet prisoner; how her mother witnessed Jews being shot; her job working as a cook for a German unit; and how she heard loudspeaker announcements warning of a death penalty for those giving refuge to Jews.

interview:  2007 March 25
creation: Rava-Rus'ka (Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:53:45
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