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Oral history interview with Ivan Cherednichenko

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

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.

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Ivan Cherednichenko
interview:  2010 May 11
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:48:27
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