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Oral history interview with Genya Batasheva

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.8 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0008

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Genya Batasheva, born in 1923 in Kiev, Ukraine, discusses her childhood; the famine in 1933; going to school for accounting and becoming a bookkeeper; the German occupation of Kiev, Ukraine; constructing defense positions in the suburbs of Kiev; the round ups of Jews; the massacre at Babi Yar and the murder of her family; telling guards she was Russian; getting fake identity papers; leaving for Kharkiv, Ukraine with her friend Olga Zacharovna Rozhchenko; working in Omsk, Russia for two years; hearing the news that the Soviets liberated Kiev; receiving a letter from her father and joining him in Barnaul, Russia; daily life in Barnaul; her post-war life; and her immigration to Israel due to Russian anti-Semitism.

Genya Batasheva
Nathan Beyrak
1992 April 30  (interview)
8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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