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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 778U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.228 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0228

The interviewee, a Ukrainian woman born in 1935, discusses events in Kam'yanki (Kam'yanky), Ternopil's'ka Oblast, Ukraine; the prewar presence of Jews; after the arrival of the Germans, the establishment of a camp for Jews on a hillside at the site of former stables; tending the cows daily and how the camp area was visible some 200-250 meters' distance; watching with other children from the field as there was a ditch dug near the camp and later seeing the shooting of many Jews; some details on the shooting and the throwing of some living victims into the ditch; the subsequent smell of rotting bodies and later the burning of remains; the individual shooting of some Jews who had hidden and the Ukrainians who had hidden them; and the distribution of formerly Jewish houses to local residents, including her family, whose original house was destroyed in the fighting as Soviet troops advanced westward.

Image
Date
interview:  2009 May 06
Geography
creation: Kam'ianky (Ternopil's'ka oblast', Ukraine)
Language
Ukrainian
French
Extent
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
 
Record last modified: 2019-12-05 20:54:09
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