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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 754U

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.204 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0204

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 754U


    Interview Summary
    The interviewee, a Ukrainian man born in 1930, discusses events in Galich (Halych), Ivano-Frankivs'ka oblast', Ukraine; the prewar presence of Jews, many of whom had shops in the center of town; attending synagogue services once with Jewish friends; lighting ovens for Jews on Friday nights; the arrival of German forces; the roundup of Jews; seeing one youth shot trying to flee; the housing of Jews in the local synagogue; seeing Jewish work parties cleaning streets; details on the Ukrainian police; the digging of ditches in the woods, which were left empty; seeing on his way to school the digging of a deep ditch near the Jewish cemetery; details on the ditch; seeing bodies in the ditch, some of which were still moving; requisitioning local citizens who had wagons, including his father, to transport bodies to the ditch; in the summer of 1942, seeing Jews taken from the synagogue and crowded into a barge on the [Dniester] river for subsequent transport by train to Ivano-Frankivs'ka, Ukraine; seeing four or five children thrown from the barge into the water and then shot by German guards; the individual shooting of Jews, one which he saw near his house; the different markings required to be worn by Jews, Poles, and Ukrainians; how after the Jews had gone, turning part of the synagogue into a public bath and part into a tailoring workshop; and the dismantling of Jewish houses by people seeking useful materials.
    interview:  2009 January 14
    creation: Ralivka (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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