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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 759U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.209 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0209
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The interviewee, a Ukrainian woman born in 1930, discusses events in Rudki (Rudky), L'vivs'ka Oblast; how her father carried goods in his wagon for Jewish merchants; the location of the synagogue near the Vishenka River; her comments on the population of Rudki and the movements of different nationality groups after the Soviet takeover in 1939; the destruction of much of the town in retaliation for the killing of a German general; details on the location of German headquarters where the Germans had paved the courtyard with headstones from the Jewish cemetery; witnessing the 1941 round-up of Jews, including women and children, in the main square where they were lined up on their knees; the shooting of these Jews in the Berezina woods near the village Berezina, Lwów województwo, now L’viv (L’vov) Oblast; the confinement of the remaining Rudki Jews and those from Komarno (Komárno, Slovakia) in the Rudki ghetto; a description of the ghetto; the surreptitious delivery of food by Ukrainians to ghetto inmates, including her mother’s passing of cans of milk over the ghetto fence; and how her father was beaten by Germans for giving a potato to a Jew who was transporting the bodies of ghetto victims to the cemetery.

Date
2009 January 15  (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 11:09:05
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