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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 782U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.232 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0232

The interviewee, a Ukrainian man born in 1928, discusses events in Skalat, Ternopil's'ka Oblast, Ukraine; the prewar presence of about 4,000 Jews; the arrival of German forces and the initial shooting of a group of Jews; watching the shooting from a tree he had climbed near the shooting site; details on the shooting procedure; the individual shooting of Jews and the requisitioning of local residents to cart away bodies; the collecting of gold and other valuables by the Judenrat, whose members were later killed; the confinement of the remaining Jews in a building, which was formerly a Polish army barracks; Jewish men from the barracks being marched to work in a quarry and some lyrics from the Polish song they were forced to sing; watching the column of remaining Jews being led from the barracks to the shooting site, some dropping money and possessions along the road; and hearing details about the shooting from persons who watched.

interview:  2009 May 07
creation: Skalat (Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:52:25
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