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Oral history interview with Raisa Karpenko

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.63 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0063

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

Raisa Karpenko, born in 1932 in Ukraine, describes seeing German soldiers force a group of Jews to build a bridge; the Jews living in a stable; entering the stable and seeing the group laying in the straw; how the Jews were fed worse than the animals; witnessing Jews being arrested and sent to be executed; an incident in which a five year old boy was taken from his mother, tied by his legs to a car, and dragged to a pit of dead bodies; the mass shooting of Jews; sheltering a Jewish man who escaped the shooting; and how this man was caught by local policemen and executed.

Interviewee
Raisa Karpenko
Date
2008 August 09  (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 10:54:00
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