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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 727U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.177 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0177

The interviewee, a Ukrainian man born in 1929, discusses events in Horodok (Gorodok), L'vivs'ka Oblast, Ukraine; the pre-war presence of around 2,000 Jews in Horodok; the beginning of Soviet rule in 1939; the refusal of his father to join a kolkhoz and his subsequent exile to Siberia; evacuation of a neighboring Jewish family before the arrival of Germans and the return of a family member with Soviet troops later in the war; the post-war efforts of a Jewish town official to make the former ghetto area a memorial square; the abandonment of the memorial project after a wave of antisemitism in 1949; and construction of a bus station at the ghetto site.

Image
Date
interview:  2009 January 05
Geography
creation: Horodok (L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine)
Language
Ukrainian
French
Extent
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
 
Record last modified: 2019-12-05 21:23:06
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