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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 1B

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.313 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0313

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 1B


    Interview Summary
    A Belarusian Jewish man, born in 1927, discusses his experiences in Minsk, Belarus before and during WWII; the numerous Jews in Minsk before the war; Jewish life before the war; the suppressions under Stalin; the Soviet denationalization attempts to create one “Soviet nation”; locals preparing for the occupation and battles; the German occupation; the registering of Jews, and the murder of most Jews who registered with the government; the creation of the Minsk ghetto; some Jews arriving from other countries; Jews not being allowed to walk outside the ghetto by themselves; life in the ghetto; the bombing and burning of the city; the pogroms, which included the involvement of many Lithuanian Polizei; the Jews in hiding; the burning of corpses; the concentration camp on Shirokaya (Shirokaia) street, where he lived; his life in the camp, which was a transit camp; the deportations to death camps; mass murders in the ghetto and camp; the hangings; and escaping from the camp.
    interview:  2008 March 18
    creation: Minsk (Belarus)
    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 collection 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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