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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 217R

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.1082 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1082

A Russian man, born in 1928, discusses his experiences in Opyonki (Openki), Rostov Oblast, Russia before and during WWII; the 1933 famine which prompted him to move to Opyonki; the Sovkhoz (state-owned farm); the few Jewish refugees before the war; the propaganda posters hung by the Germans; the anti-Jewish posters created by the Polizei; details on the murder of a Jewish family; seeing POW walk through the town; the mass murders of communists, Jews, and Romanies; a Jewish teenage girl who tried to run away but was shot and killed; and the corpses that were left on the street for days after the massacre.

Image
Date
interview:  2011 October 04
Geography
creation: Openki (Rostovskaia oblastʹ, Russia)
Language
Russian
French
Extent
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
 
Record last modified: 2020-02-25 15:15:32
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