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Oral history interview with Piotr Taran

Oral History | Accession Number: 2004.726.111 | RG Number: RG-50.572.0111

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Piotr Taran, born in 1925 in Ofatinți, Ukraine (present day Moldova), describes the prewar Jewish community in Ofatinți; a local villager who hid Jews during the war; the mass shootings and drownings of Jews by German and Romanian soldiers, including details of the mass murders; the sight of corpses floating in the Dniester River; a roundup of Jews in Rîbnița by Romanian soldiers; being drafted into the Soviet Army in 1944; and the sight of a mass grave of Jewish victims.

Piotr Taran
2008 July 20  (interview)
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 11:01:03
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