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Oral history interview with Irina Lukianovna Skakun

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.62 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0062

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Irina Lukianova Skakun, born in Kazaneshty, Romania (present day Moldova), describes escaping with her family to Rudnitsa, Ukraine during the war; the arrest of her family by German gendarmes in 1942 and their imprisonment in a concentration camp outside of Groslovo; being a subject of medical experimentation; the harsh conditions of the camp, including beatings and starvation; local townspeople bringing food to the prisoners; a mass execution of Roma and Jews in the camp prior to the arrival of her family; her family sheltering a Jewish boy in the camp to save his life; liberation by the Soviet Army in 1944; and the health of her family after the war.

Interviewee
Irina Lukianovna Skakun
Date
2007 November 26  (interview)
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : 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 10:53:49
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