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Oral history interview with Emilia Gostiuc

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.102 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0102

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Emilia Gostiuc, born in 1929 in Boian (Boiany), Ukraine, describes the nationalistic sentiment during the interwar years in Boian village; the beginning of the war and the arrival of German soldiers in her village; the violent campaign against the Jewish population following the arrival of German forces, including incidents in which local townspeople dragged Jews from their homes and beat them or brought them to the center of the village where they were shot; brutality and murder committed by Romanian villagers against Jews; an incident in which a Jewish woman, hiding in a field, was discovered by a gang of teenage boys who dragged her away; her fear of persecution because of her Polish heritage; a mass shooting of Jews near a pit in the center of the village; how some local townspeople brought Jews they had caught in the village to the killing site; and the looting of Jewish property by local townspeople.

Interviewee
Emilia Gostiuc
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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:59:57
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