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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewees 570U and 571U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.168 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0168

The interviewees, a Ukrainian woman (born in 1933) and her brother (born in 1929), discuss events in Kalynivka and neighboring Stepan' in Rivnens'ka oblast', Ukraine; the pre-war presence of many Jews in Stepan'; the arrival of German forces and the establishment of a ghetto; Jewish work parties; a Jewish blacksmith named Koval, who was allowed to work outside the ghetto and quartered for more than a year with their family; how she observed the march of Jews to the shooting site in Kalynivka in August 1942; the ditch and the shooting process, which he observed with other children from the top of a hill about 100 meters away; observing two of the shooters later and how they appeared to be drunk; the failed efforts of some Jews to escape. The interview includes a visit to the shooting site and a view of the stone memorial.

interview:  2008 January 09
creation: Kalynivka (Sarnens'kyi raion, Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:54:17
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