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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 758U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.208 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0208

The interviewee, a male Ukrainian history teacher and local historian born in 1933, discusses events in Rudki (Rudky) and nearby Podgaychiki (possibly Pidhaĭchyky), both in L'vivs'ka Oblast, Ukraine; the 1939 presence of Ukrainians, Poles, and Jews in Rudki; the destruction in 1939 of much of the town by the Germans in retaliation for the assassination of a German officer by a local girl; the establishment of a ghetto in 1942, in which Jews from Podgaychiki and elsewhere were confined; seeing Jewish men brought to work on a farm in Podgaychiki; learning that Jews were taken by trucks to Bugaychuk cemetery 4 km from Rudki and shot; hearing about the shooting; going to the shooting site the following day and seeing the covered ditch and blood; and the killing by the NKVD of prisoners just prior to the German occupation of Rudki in 1941.

interview:  2009 January 15
creation: Rudky (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 20:27:48
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