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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 541U

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.143 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0143

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 541U


    Interview Summary
    The interviewee, a Ukrainian woman born in 1927, discusses events in Vysots'k, Rivnens'ka oblast', Ukraine; the local kolkhoz before the war; the arrival of the Germans and the establishment of a ghetto; the hiding of two Jews in her garden; Jews being marched to a shooting site; observing the shooting of a Jewish girl on the road; the requisitioning of local men to dig and subsequently cover the ditch; hearing the shooting; the return of one surviving Jew to Vysots'k; being forced to go to Germany from 1943 to 1945; the appointment of an Orthodox priest ("batyushka") as head of the local administration ("starosta") under the Germans; and the killing of the “starosta” and his family by the Soviet partisans.
    interview:  2008 January 01
    creation: Vysots'k (Rivnens'ka oblast', Ukraine)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum

    Physical Details

    Ukrainian 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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