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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 723U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.173 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0173

The interviewee, a Ukrainian woman born in 1930, discusses events in Shchyrets', L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine; Jews being held in one of two synagogues in Shchyrets'; watching Jews being marched from the synagogue to the railway station; her mother's account of having seen Jews shot trying to flee; the ghetto, which was located on her street; her father's work transporting bodies of dead Jews in his wagon; Ukrainian police and Jewish ghetto police; her father's account of hundreds of Jews being shot at a nearby ditch, which he observed from a distance; the killing of Jewish police after the destruction of the ghetto; the survival of some Jews who had hidden; her father’s refusal to hide a Jew, who came to their house, because of his fear that the Germans would kill the family; and the discovery of gold and other valuables in the course of post-war pipe-laying excavations in the ghetto area.

interview:  2009 January 04
creation: Shchyrets' (Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:09:50
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