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Oral history interview with Svetlana Golovinchenko

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.40 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0040

Svetlana Golovinchenko, born in 1930 in Ukraine, describes the arrival of German soldiers in Kiev; the announcement that the Jews from the city should gather; the knowledge among citizens that the Germans were shooting Jews; the threat of death to anyone hiding Jews; the massacre of Jews at Babi Yar; a neighbor who, as a prisoner of war, had to cover the bodies of those killed by Nazi forces; the neighbor’s description of the terrible scenes he had witnessed; the neighbor’s suicide a short time later; hearing some people who crawled out of the mass grave; an incident in which a Jewish girl in hiding was betrayed and dragged by a German soldier behind his horse; soldiers driving prisoners of war along the street to a concentration camp; and giving food to the prisoners of war, but not being allowed to give food to the Jewish prisoners.

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Svetlana Golovinchenko
interview:  2006 April 20
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 15:47:18
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