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Oral history interview with Nionila Timoshenko

Oral History | Accession Number: 2010.445.8 | RG Number: RG-50.653.0008

Nionila S. Timoshenko, born in 1925 in Ust-Labinsk in the former Soviet Union, describes Jewish refugees in the town who fled approaching German forces; her family’s aid to a Jewish refugee; the arrival of German forces; the massacre of approximately 500 Jewish boys in her town; a German officer who billeted in her house; the German officer’s proposal to her, which included gifts of items most likely taken from Jews; young women who lived with German soldiers and residents who welcomed the German occupation; the local police, many of whom were Cossacks; and the post-war memorialization of the massacre site.

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Nionila Timoshenko
interview:  2010 May 14
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : 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 15:48:31
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