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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 221R

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.1086 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1086

A Russian man, born in 1931, discusses his experiences in Opyenki (Rostov Oblast), Russia before and during WWII; the German occupation; witnessing the murder of two of his Jewish neighbors (a mother and her daughter); the betrayals of the Polizei; Germans saying that they would shoot communists and Jews; the evacuation of some villagers; his assumption that locals were becoming Polizei on their own free will; seeing the murder of a woman and man, and in the same place the corpses of 10-15 people; and a violent event experienced by his mother.

Image
Date
interview:  2011 October 05
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: 2020-09-17 10:44:01
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