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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 451U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.55 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0055

The interviewee, a Ukrainian woman born in 1929, discusses events surrounding the Holocaust in Gorokhov (Horokhiv), Volyns'ka oblast', Ukraine; an incident that occurred in 1942 when German troops, in reaction to the killing of a German soldier by partisans, seized her and other worshippers during a service at a Russian Orthodox church, and later released them; how there were many Jews and a synagogue in Gorokhov before the war; how when the Germans came, the town's Jews were confined to a ghetto, which was surrounded by wooden walls topped by barbed wire; how during the day, Jews were taken out in groups to work and at night Ukrainians threw food over the walls; her memories of seeing trucks moving through the center of the city taking Jews to be shot; and how she heard about the shooting site, where a rabbi told the Jews that it was their fate to die.

interview:  2007 March 31
creation: Horokhiv (Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:27:54
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