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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 779U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.229 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0229

The interviewee, Ukrainian man born in 1922, discusses events in Kam'yanki (Kam'yanky), Ternopil's'ka Oblast, Ukraine; the arrival of German troops and the almost immediate shooting of about 50 local Jews at a ditch dug in a bomb crater near the side of the main road; the establishment on a hillside of a camp for Jews from the surrounding area; details on the camp, which was at the site of a former stable area once owned by a wealthy Pole; the presence at the camp of Ukrainian and German guards; requisitioning of local Ukrainians to deliver food and materials to the camp; delivering a wagon of beets to the camp kitchen; seeing a Ukrainian guard beat a prisoner to death; some details on roadwork by prisoners; the arrangement under which some Jewish prisoners worked for local Ukrainians outside of the camp; observing the digging of a ditch on a hillside near the camp that was visible to him and others in town; seeing the shooting of Jews in groups of five or six as they stood on a plank over the ditch; the requisitioning of local people to take bodies out of the ditch and burn them; hearing from his father that around 250 Jews had been shot; and the postwar trial in Kiev, Ukraine and the subsequent execution of some Crimean Tatars who had carried out the shooting at the camp.

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: 2023-05-31 12:26:33
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