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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 728U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.178 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0178

Drawing on written accounts and on what he learned from his mother, a Ukrainian city official born in 1946 discusses events in Horodok (Gorodok), L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine; the local administration instituted after the arrival of the Germans in September 1941; the deportation of many wealthy Jews during this period, including one Rothstein, a factory owner; details on the killing by NKVD of political prisoners held in Horodok prisons prior to the September 1941 arrival of German forces; the establishment of the ghetto, which held about 6,000 Jews, including Horodok residents, refugees from Poland, and Jews from the surrounding area; details on the ghetto and on ghetto work parties; a description of intermittent shooting "actions" interspersed with periods of relative quiet; the presence of French prisoners of war held in a local monastery; and the reading of an eye-witness account of the shooting of 20 Jews.

interview:  2009 January 05
creation: Horodok (L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-06-23 08:13:36
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