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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 777U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.227 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0227

The interviewee, a Ukrainian man born in 1927, discusses events in Kam'yanki (Kam'yanky), Ternopil's'ka Oblast, Ukraine; the prewar presence of Jews in Kam'yanki, some of whom owned stores or grain warehouses; the immediate shooting of local Jews at a site near a road; housing of about 700 Jewish men from other areas in a nearby camp, which had formerly been the stable area of a Polish landowner; seeing Jews being marched to work in a quarry guarded by Ukrainian "Volksdeutsche;" the presence of about 50 Ukrainian guards at the camp; the digging of a ditch by Jews in June; details on the shooting of Jews, which he witnessed when he was 16 years old and hiding in the woods near the shooting site; the shooting of Jews in groups of six by two "Vlasovtsy" who were ethnic Georgians; observing some Jews subsequently taking naked bodies out of the ditch and burning them; and the 1947 trial of the two Georgians in Kam'yanki and their subsequent execution.
Also included is a visit of the witness and the interviewing team to the shooting site; further details on the camp and ditch; the shooting process and the location of the witness at the time of the shooting; and a view of the prominent memorial at the site.

interview:  2009 May 06
creation: Kam'ianky (Ternopil's'ka oblast', Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-06-23 09:58:50
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