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Oral history interview with Valentina Miksha

Oral History | Accession Number: 2011.437.60 | RG Number: RG-50.674.0060

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Valentina Miksha, born in 1933 in Gorodnaya, discusses the prewar Jewish population in Gorodnaya; her many Jewish neighbors; the beginning of the war and the arrival of German forces; the relocation of the Jews to a ghetto; being caught by a policeman when attempting to sneak bread into the ghetto; the looting of Jewish-owned homes by local citizens; a procession of Jews being taken from the ghetto to an execution site; witnessing the shooting of Jews by German soldiers and local policemen; attempts at escape by some of the victims; her father being ordered to dig and then cover up the pit; the interrogation of her grandfather Ded Todusj who hid Jews in his field; and German forces burning down the village during their withdrawal.

Interviewee
Valentina Miksha
Date
2012 August 22
Extent
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : 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 10:53:32
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