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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 239R

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2009.24.1104 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1104

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    Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 239R


    Interview Summary
    A Russian woman, born in 1930 in Bryansk Oblast, discusses her experiences in Taganrog (Rostov Oblast), Russia before and during WWII; the famine of 1933 and her family’s move from Bryansk Oblast to Taganrog; local Poles being taken away before the war; changes in everyday life, such as a curfew; Germans moving into locals’ apartments, including the apartment of interviewee’s family; working as an informant for the underground and informing Natalia Alexeevna Kubareva on useful information regarding the Germans living in her flat; experiencing hunger; locals bringing food to POWs held in the central square; being arrested by the Gestapo for being a spy; being interrogated but without any violence, and being freed in 24 hours as she was just a teenage girl; the Soviet leaflets scattered by Soviet planes; the Germans burning villages while retreating; the transfer of POWs to Mariupol'; the murder of Jews, including small children (one baby was saved by Trubarov, a man from a clandestine group); the hanging of six people in the central street; the murder of baby twins when their mother tried to resist Germans who were taking their hens; and the shooting of POWs who could not walk theselves.
    interview:  2011 November 11
    creation: Taganrog (Russia)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum

    Physical Details

    Russian French
    1 digital file : MPEG-2.

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    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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