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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 185R

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.1052 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1052

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 185R


    Interview Summary
    A Russian woman, born in 1925, discusses her experiences in Mechetinskaya (Rostov Oblast), Russia before and during WWII; the Armenians and Georgians in the village; life on the kolkhoz; attending school; the beginning of the war and the mobilization of the men, including her brother (he was later killed); the arrival of evacuees from Leningrad; a Jewish girl named Ira, who came to Mechetinskaya as a refugee; the German occupation at which point some people were arrested and livestock was taken; the locals’ attempts to protect Ira; widespread violence; the mass murders of Jews near her village; the sexual violence enacted upon local girls and women; the Polizei and the Soviet partisans; the arrival of the Red Army; and the numerous locals and Red Army soldiers who were shot and burnt inside the houses when Germans were retreating.
    interview:  2011 September 24
    creation: Mechetinskaia (Russia)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum

    Physical Details

    Russian French
    1 digital file : MPEG-2.

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    There are no known restrictions on access to this material.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Yahad-In Unum retains copyright on the collection. Researchers agree not to reveal any personal identifiers if disclosed in witness testimony.

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    Administrative Notes

    Yahad-In Unum donated the oral history interview to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009.
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