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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 737U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.187 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0187

The interviewee, a Ukrainian man born in 1918, discusses events in L'viv, L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine; his imprisonment by Polish authorities from 1936 to 1939 for his Ukrainian nationalist activities; his subsequent work at the L'viv railway station; the prewar presence of Jews; a period of chaos in L'viv after the retreat of the Soviets and before the arrival of the Germans; the arrival of German forces and the location of German headquarters; the arrival, along with the Germans, of Ukrainian nationalists under Stefan Bandera and the Nachtigall unit; being member of a rival Ukrainian nationalist group, led by Andrey Mel'nikov; the arrest of Jews and Poles and the establishment of a ghetto; hearing about the shooting of Jews at the Yanovskiy cemetery by Germans and Ukrainian police; public hangings in L'viv; and an on-camera visit to a L'viv street bordering the former ghetto and the shooting site at the Yanovskiy cemetery.

interview:  2009 January 08
creation: L'viv (Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:28:08
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