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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 740U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.190 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0190

The interviewee, a Ukrainian woman born in 1930, discusses events in Yavoriv (Jaworow or IAvoriv), L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine; the prewar presence of many Jews; the arrival of the Germans; the establishment of a ghetto; the collection of gold and other valuables from Jews; the killing by a "Volksdeutsche" person of a Jew who had come to their house for food; some details on the ghetto; seeing Jews near her house being marched to a shooting site; being told about the shooting; a small group of Jews, including Badyan, a former leader of the Jewish community, who hid in her neighbors’ barn and to whom she brought water on one occasion; the subsequent escape of the group, which was abetted by a German soldier who refrained from firing at them; telling her father that she did not see any Jews; the presence of some graves of Germans, killed by partisans, which were later paved over by the Soviets; her praise of the "Jewish people" and her fond recollections of her Jewish neighbors, the Gutmans, who gave her refuge during the June 1941 bombing and used to call her their "shiksa;" and mention of Artur Solomonvich Teller, a local editor who left for Israel.

interview:  2009 January 09
creation: IAvoriv (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 20:28:08
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