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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 787U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.237 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0237

A Ukrainian woman born in 1931 discusses events in Skalat, Ternopil's'ka Oblast, Ukraine; the prewar Jewish presence; the arrival of German troops and the initial round-up Jews; observing a Jewish woman being chased and killed by a German soldier; the shooting of some Jews at an old fortress and their burial in the Jewish cemetery; the establishment of a ghetto near the town market; a series of "actions" during which groups Jews were taken from the ghetto, assembled in a synagogue, and then taken to be shot; the close collaboration of the Jewish police with Germans during these actions; some details on the shooting at a ditch, which the witness had heard about; seeing the condition of the ditch after the shooting; the confinement of surviving Jewish men in a former Polish Army barracks, from which they were taken to work in a quarry; and the arrival of Soviet troops and the emergence of some Jews from hiding.
Also includes views of the former ghetto area in Skalat and of the place where Jews were shot at the fortress site.

interview:  2009 May 08
creation: Skalat (Ukraine)
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 09:07:31
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