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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 541U

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

Date
2008 January 01  (interview)
Language
Ukrainian
French
Extent
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:04:38
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