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Oral history interview with Anatoly Gunar

Oral History | Accession Number: 2003.456.67 | RG Number: RG-50.568.0067

Anatoly Gunar, born in 1929 in Pereljub, Ukraine, discusses his family and half-Jewish background; the withdrawal of Soviet forces; discussions among local workers of how German forces would kill Jews, Roma, and communists; his attempt to evacuate the town; the arrest and shooting of his mother, who was then left unburied on the order of German forces; a who neighbor buried his mother in the cemetery at night; staying with a neighbor; the killing of Jewish families; local townspeople betraying a Jewish woman to German soldiers for money; his arrest by the Gestapo and stay in a prison in the village of Homy; the brutality of German soldiers towards Jewish and Romani girls, which included rape and torture; his job cleaning rooms after torture sessions; his torture by German soldiers; the shooting of Jewish and partisan families in the Gestapo yard; helping policemen load corpses into trucks, which were taken into the forest to a mass burial site; the use of gas vans by German forces to kill Jews; and his liberation from the Gestapo by a partisan group.

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Gunar, Anatoly
interview:  2011 November 03
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:53:29
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