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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 750U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.200 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0200
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The interviewee, a Ukrainian man born in 1932, discusses events in Sambir, L'vivs'ka Oblast; the prewar presence of many Jews; the arrival of German forces in 1941; the initial roundup of Jews, and witnessing the shooting of a man trying to escape the Germans; witnessing from a distance, along with other boys, the preparation for the initial shooting of Jews at the Jewish cemetery; after about a year, the establishment of a ghetto area in the center of Sambir, to which local Jews and those from surrounding towns were brought; some details on Ukrainian and Jewish police; the employment of ghetto inmates at grain warehouses, one of which was in a synagogue, and lumber depots; on one occasion bringing food to Jews at the grain warehouse, which was near his mother's place of work; observing columns of Jews being taken from the ghetto to the shooting site at the Jewish cemetery; being temporarily mistaken for a Jew and later securing an "Ausweis" confirming that he was Ukrainian. The interviewee and the film crew visit a city street where the witness points out where he saw a German soldier shoot a Jew trying to escape the initial round-up, and they visit the area of the shooting near the former Jewish cemetery.

Date
2009 January 13  (interview)
Language
Ukrainian
French
Extent
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 11:08:34
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