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Oral history interview with Valentin Savchuk

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.86 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0086

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Valentin Savchuk, born in 1930 in Ukraine, describes a mass shooting of Jews at the shooting grounds of a local cavalry regiment; the actions of the Jews leading up to and during the shooting; hearing commands shouted in German; seeing some of the victims attempt to run from the shooting site; visiting the site a month later and seeing a pile of rotten clothes; seeing the bodies of members of the underground movement hanging in the middle of the city; hearing gunshots from other mass shootings and seeing people attempt to escape; hearing rumors that German soldiers were going to kill a group of communists; and German soldiers burning the house of his family as a result of their contacts with partisans.

Interviewee
Valentin Savchuk
Date
2009 October 29  (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 10:57:50
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