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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 517U

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.120 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0120

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 517U


    Interview Summary
    The interviewee, a Ukrainian-Jewish man born in 1927, discusses events in Manivtsi, Orlyntsi, and Kul'chyny, Khmel'nyts'ka oblast', Ukraine; the arrival of German forces in Manivtsi and their welcome by some Ukrainians; establishment of a ghetto in Kul'chyny for Jews from Manivtsi and other towns; ghetto life; Jewish and Ukrainian police; his transportation with other able-bodied males to Orlyntsi for two months; performing exhausting work in Orlyntsi; the preparation for the shooting of Jews; the digging of a trench by some 120 men; being transported by truck with his mother and four siblings to the shooting site; escaping from the moving truck and evading his pursuers; how his brother attempted to run from the trench area but failed; the survival of one woman who climbed unhurt from the trench; how a Ukrainian school principal helped him by giving him Ukrainian identity papers; his work on a state farm as a driver; seeing his father, who was an inmate of the nearby Starokostiantyniv ghetto; the later destruction of the ghetto and the killing of Jews, including his father; and his name and the names of his parents and siblings.
    interview:  2007 July 26
    creation: Bershad' (Ukraine)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum

    Physical Details

    Russian French
    1 compact disc.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Yahad-In Unum retains copyright on the collection. Researchers agree not to reveal any personal identifiers if disclosed in witness testimony.

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    Administrative Notes

    Yahad-In Unum donated the oral history interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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