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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 553U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.154 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0154

The interviewee, a Ukrainian woman born in 1931 and her older brother, discuss events in Volodymyrets', Rivnens'ka oblast', Ukraine; the ghetto area in the center of town; bringing milk to a family in the ghetto whom her mother knew; the refusal of her mother to take in a Jewish child because of the German death penalty for doing so; witnessing the gathering of Jews in the central square, where they were told to deposit their gold; the Ukrainian administration; the taking of Jews to a shooting site 3 km from town, where four ditches had been prepared; a report that prior to the shooting a rabbi had said a prayer, telling the Jews that "their time had come;" reports that some Jews had climbed out of a ditch and had escaped to the forest; and details on the disposition of Jewish clothing and other belongings.

interview:  2008 January 05
creation: Volodymyrets' (Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:28:04
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