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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 559U

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

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)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:54:23
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