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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 100B

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.410 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0410

A Jewish man, born in 1927, discusses his experiences in Minsk, Belarus before and during WWII; the Jewish community in Minsk; the arrival of the Germans; being held in Minsk ghetto in 1941-1943; a German soldier that was guarding ghetto whom was good; conditions and crowding in the ghetto; the organization of the ghetto; the mass killings and the constant violence; the ghetto within the ghetto of German Jews who were sent to Minsk; the promise to the Jews that they would be moved to Palestine; seeing a man killed because he didn’t take off his hat; being deported to Majdanek before the ghetto was liquidated; his experiences in Majdanek; being moved to Tomashev (possibly Tomaszów Lubelski, Poland), various German cities, and then Dachau; being liberated by American troops while being held in Dachau; and giving speeches in Germany about his experiences as a former prisoner and his interactions with Germans now. [The interviewee visits various sites, including the former location of the ghetto, murder sites, and memorials.]

Image
Date
interview:  2008 July 25
Geography
creation: Minsk (Belarus)
Language
Ukrainian
French
Extent
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
 
Record last modified: 2020-08-03 10:42:58
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