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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 559U

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.160 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0160

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 559U


    Interview Summary
    The interviewee, a woman born in 1930, discusses events in Berezove, Rivnens'ka oblast, Ukraine; the pre-war Jewish community, which included a ritual slaughterer but not a rabbi; the arrival of German forces; how Jews from other villages were brought to Berezove, where they were housed with local Jews; the ability of Jews to move around the town under observation by police; the requirement that wooden star-shaped signs be affixed to Jewish houses and that Jews wear circular yellow patches on the front and back of their clothes; the escape of some Jews, most of whom were later caught and shot; how the Jews were gathered in the center of the village and marched to the shooting site; the shooting of a Russian family, whom were mistaken for Jews; witnessing the subsequent individual shootings of Jews by Ukrainian police; the Ukrainian police; and the post-war visits by relatives of the victims.
    interview:  2008 January 06
    creation: Berezove (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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