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Oral history interview with Ivan Cherednichenko

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.1 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0001

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Ivan Cherednichenko, born in 1929 in Sheptuhovka in the former Soviet Union, describes his unsuccessful attempts to flee Novominskaya with his mother at the approach of German forces; working with his mother on a state owned farm in Novominskaya; living in a barrack with Jewish women and children who had been evacuated from Leningrad and other cities in the west; witnessing the beating of Jewish residents; seeing Jews on a truck being taken away and hearing gunfire a short time later; his mother's work as a cook in a camp for Soviet prisoners of war; discovering with his friends a shallow ditch in which there were many dead bodies; and the willingness of local citizens to collaborate with German authorities.

Interviewee
Ivan Cherednichenko
Date
2010 May 11  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:37:44
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