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Oral history interview with Vera Babenko

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.64 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0064

Vera Babenko, born in 1928 in Ukraine, describes witnessing a mass shooting of Jews in 1942; how Jews were rounded up from neighboring villages; the rounding up of the local Jewish population; being forced to watch the shooting in which victims were made to line up along the side of a pit so they could fall in; German soldiers using automatic rifles during the shooting; hearing cries and groans from the pit; how after the execution a German soldier shot one more round of bullets into the pit and laughed; a group of Jewish men left alive so that they could bury the bodies; and the execution of the group of men who were buried in the pit by local townspeople.

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Vera Babenko
interview:  2008 August 09
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 15:47:23
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