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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 741U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.191 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0191

The interviewee, a Ukrainian woman born in 1921, discusses events in Yavoriv (Jaworow or IAvoriv), L'vivs'ka oblast', Ukraine; the prewar Jewish presence in Yavoriv; the production by Ukrainian families, including her own, of handicrafts bought by Jews elsewhere; the arrival of Soviet authorities in 1939; digging defensive trenches just prior to the arrival of German forces; the establishment of a ghetto; seeing columns of Jews being led from the ghetto to the train station and being told they were put into freight cars; the killing of some Jews near Yavoriv; the role of “desyatniki” [foremen] under the Germans and Soviets; her comments on the suffering of Ukrainians during Soviet and German occupation; and her tribulations during her exile in Siberia from 1950 to 1960.

2009 January 10  (interview)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:08:03
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