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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 731U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.181 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0181

The interviewee, a Ukrainian man born in 1930, discusses events in Horodok (Gorodok), L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine; the arrival of the Germans; the shooting of old people from the Jewish community and the establishment of a ghetto; the collection of Jewish money and valuables; the establishment of a Judenrat and Jewish police; the employment at German headquarters of a Jewish female neighbor named Fridman who spoke German; the subsequent murder of Fridman and some other Jews at a nearby shooting range; the killing of some 200 Jews when a sugar refinery was burned down before the liquidation of the ghetto; hearing shots and screams and smelling burning flesh as a result of this event; the participation of Russian "Vlasovtsy," who sifted through ashes carted from the refinery building; the arrival of special German troops from Slonsk, Poland for the liquidation of the ghetto; hearing the day-long sounds of gunfire as ghetto Jews were shot at a large ditch; the subsequent searching by local people for money and valuables at the shooting site; the killing of Roma at a shooting range; the lack of post-war Soviet interest in honoring Jewish victims at the shooting site; his arrest in 1951 for participating in the Ukrainian nationalist underground; and his exile to a mine in Vorkuta, Russia.

interview:  2009 January 06
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: 2022-06-24 20:28:07
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