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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 184R

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.1051 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1051

A Russian man, born in 1928, discusses his experiences in Kagalnitskaia (Rostov Oblast), Russia before and during WWII; the German attacks in July 1942 and the subsequent occupation of Rostov Oblast; Jewish evacuees from Moldavia and Ukraine; the actions of Russian police and their German commanders; the killings which took place at the end of July 1942 and were conducted by the local police, not the Germans (the interviewee only heard about the killings); a man by the name of Astakhov who witnessed the killings; how some Jewish evacuees lived on farms and moved about freely; his uncertainty about whether Jews were the victims of the killings, as he was too young to differentiate who was who by ethnicity; a school teacher by the name of Korochkin who, after the war, self-identified as a Jew; the German commandant who visited the school where the local children were learning German; the theft of rifles and ammunition from the Germans by local children; the liberation of the region in February 1943; and how after liberation the police collaborators either retreated with the Germans or were captured and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for being traitors.

interview:  2011 September 23
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2020-09-17 10:44:00
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