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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 782U

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

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 782U


    Interview Summary
    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)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum

    Physical Details

    Ukrainian French
    1 compact disc.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Yahad-In Unum retains copyright on the collection. Researchers agree not to reveal any personal identifiers if disclosed in witness testimony.

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    Administrative Notes

    Yahad-In Unum donated the oral history interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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