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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
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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.

Date
2009 May 06  (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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