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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 776U

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.226 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0226

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 776U


    Interview Summary
    The interviewee, a Ukrainian man born in 1928, discusses events in Kam'yanki (Kam'yanky), Ternopil's'ka Oblast; the prewar presence of about a dozen Jewish families including farmers, store owners, a bar owner, a glazier, and granary operators; how a few days after arrival of Germans, the shooting of Jewish men, women, and children in a ditch dug in a bomb crater; the requisitioning of local men to cover this ditch; the establishment of camp for Jews brought from other areas, including Poland, on the grounds of a former stable, which had been used by the Soviets after 1939 as a camp for Polish prisoners; details on German headquarters near the camp; the presence of Ukrainian guards; watching Jewish prisoners being marched to work from camp, which he observed frequently from his home nearby; details on the appearance of Jews; the cruelty of guards; the existence of a separate building in the camp where Jewish woman did washing and other work; the mass shooting of Jews in summer 1943; the arrival beforehand of collaborationist "Vlasovtsy" troops to surround the area to prevent Jews escaping; hearing shooting and later seeing flames from the burning of bodies and clothes; the requisitioning of local Ukrainians to throw bodies on the fire; the subsequent shooting of individual Jews who had avoided the mass shooting, including three specialists who had not been confined in the camp; and a description of the interior of the empty camp buildings.
    interview:  2009 May 06
    creation: Kam'ianky (Ternopil's'ka oblast', Ukraine)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum

    Physical Details

    Ukrainian French
    1 compact disc.

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    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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