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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 208B

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.514 | RG Number: RG-50.589.0514

A Belarusian man, born in 1933, discusses his experiences in Motal' (Brest Oblast), Belarus before and during WWII; the numerous Jews in Motal', including Movsha, Yankel, and Leiba; the German occupation; the detainment of the Jews in a school building; his father being chosen as a chief; the Jews being carried to the school by the Polizei; digging pits for murdered Jews (some were dug by Jews themselves, some by other locals); the beating of some Jews; the murder of the male Jews first and the murder of the female Jews on the following day; approximately 50 Jews being kept in the village for two weeks after the massacres and the eventual murder of these people; the Polizei betraying Jews and giving them up to the Germans; Germans living in the locals’ houses; the Germans and locals taking Jewish belongings after the murders; and the Polizei killing some Jews who had managed to escape.

Image
Date
interview:  2009 August 13
Geography
creation: Motal' (Belarus)
Language
Belarusian
French
Extent
1 compact disc.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
 
Record last modified: 2020-02-25 14:45:43
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