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Oral history interview with Zachar Trubakov

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.158 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0158

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Zachar Trubakov (born in 1912 in the village, Surazh, Bryanski district, Russia) discusses the family moved to Kiev, Ukraine, where they would live until 1941; avoiding execution by the Gestapo and being taken to the village, Svirek, to work in 1943; the partisan movement and the fakes hired by the Germans to capture Jews; the 100 Jews from Svirek that were taken to Babi Yar and forced to dig up bodies of Jews who had been murdered and then burn the bodies; how three hundred twenty-seven persons tried to escape en masse, but only fourteen survived; how he did not know which way to go after escaping but one man from the village gave them shelter and showed them to the direction of the village, Kerosiry; how his wife and daughter were found soon after and moved to the village, Fastov (Fastiv), to be with his wife's relatives; and how the relatives were afraid to keep them so they stayed with another woman in Fastov until Kiev was freed; writing a book about his experiences; the German treatment of women in the camps; the war crimes trials against the Germans in the camps; the deaths and burial of Jews in Babi Yar and the Germans trying to prove they did not kill the Jews in the camps.

Interviewee
Zakhar Trubakov
Date
1992 July 01  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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