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Oral history interview with Boris Kravets

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.36 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0036

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Boris Kravets, born in 1924 in Ukraine, describes his relocation to the village of Pilipovichi; the disbanding of school there by German forces; seeing a large group of Jews who were surrounded by barbed wire; bringing food to Jewish girls in the group; a local policeman who mistreated the girls by forcing them to act like cows; witnessing a mass killing of Jews in which soldiers shot adults and the stabbed children; the mass grave in which some bodies still moved the day after the massacre; joining a partisan unit; a traitor in his unit who prevented them from freeing prisoners of war; the number of Jews who joined his partisan unit; Germans shooting anyone they thought was Jewish, even if that individual was Ukrainian or Russian; and an incident in which a policeman joined the partisans, and then betrayed them, and retaliation on local policemen by partisans.

Interviewee
Boris Kravets
Date
2006 April 19  (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 10:49:28
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