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Oral history interview with Svetlana Ratkina

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.27 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0027

Svetlana Ratkina, born in 1928 in Ukraine, describes living in Kiev during the German occupation; the Jewish wife of her uncle; the arrest and imprisonment of her father; posters ordering Jews to gather at a certain location; her Jewish aunt and cousin reporting to the German authorities; her aunt's decision to leave her child with non-Jewish family members; her family's move to protect her Jewish cousin; her father taking her and her cousin to a village to stay for the duration of the war; and the murder of a Jewish boy by German soldiers.

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Svetlana Ratkina
interview:  2006 April 15
1 videocassette (DVCAM)s : 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 15:47:16
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