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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 750U

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.200 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0200

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 750U


    Interview Summary
    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.
    interview:  2009 January 13
    creation: Sambir (Sambirs'kyi raion, Ukraine)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum

    Physical Details

    Ukrainian French
    1 compact disc.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Yahad-In Unum retains copyright on the collection. Researchers agree not to reveal any personal identifiers if disclosed in witness testimony.

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    Administrative Notes

    Yahad-In Unum donated the oral history interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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