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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 517U

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

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)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:28:33
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