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Oral history interview with Vasile Ştirbiţchi

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.101 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0101

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Vasile Ştirbiţchi, born in 1927 in Ukraine, describes the prewar Jewish families in Boian village which included some wealthy families; his Jewish classmate; local townspeople who looted Jewish homes and helped gather Jews after the start of the war following rumors that Jews in the city of Cernăuți were shooting at the Romanian army; the murder of a Jewish teacher and her daughter in their home; Romanian soldiers shooting groups of Jews on the edge of a pit; his Jewish neighbor who was discovered while hiding and killed at the pit; hearing the gunfire but not being able to see the shooting as a result of the number of onlookers gathered; the arrival of the head of the Romanian gendarmerie, who ordered the shootings of Jews to stop; the transfer of Jews in horse carts to Transnistria; and an antisemitic song sung by Romanian Nazis.

Interviewee
Vasile Ştirbiţchi
Interviewer
Diana Dumitru
Date
2011 June 20  (interview)
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM)s : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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