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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 202R

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.1068 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1068

Shakhty, Rostov-on-Don region, discusses the large coal mine in the town; her mother who was a clerk in a store; her father who was born in Czechoslovakia and worked as a cook at a nearby power plant; the German occupation of the town from July 27, 1942 to February 12, 1943; some Germans being quartered on the farm but most moving on; not witnessing any ethnic violence during the occupation; the Germans shooting Yuri, who was the 17-year-old son of the radio operator; not hearing about the execution of some 20 communists near the mine (a memorial obelisk stands there now); the mine being closed during the occupation; a German detachment bringing prisoners of different nationalities, many of whom were women, to rebuild a rail spur to the mine that the Soviet army had destroyed in advance of the German invasion; and a POW camp nearby.

interview:  2011 September 30
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 20:11:27
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