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Oral history interview with Dmitriy Chiger

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.34 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0034

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

Dmitriy Chiger, born in 1924 in Lwow, Poland (present day L'viv, Ukraine), describes the prewar community of Blazhiv, including his relations with the Jewish community; the arrival of German forces; the establishment of the Jewish ghetto; his work for the German forces; hiding his Jewish neighbors; the behavior of the German soldiers in the village; witnessing individual murders and mass shootings of Jews; local collaborators who assisted German forces; local townspeople's negative feelings for Soviet authorities; the public execution of Komsomol members by local policemen; and the dismantling of the ghetto.

Interviewee
Dmitriy Chiger
Date
2006 April 18  (interview)
Language
Ukrainian
Extent
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
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:49:06
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