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Oral history interview with Mikhail Aronovich Vayntsel'boym

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.1 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0001

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Mikhail Aronovich Vayntsel'boym, born in 1928 in Berdychiv, Ukraine, describes the arrival of the Germans on July 7, 1941, and the establishment of the ghetto in Berdichev; how 900 Jews were shot during the first days of the ghetto and that his mother and sister were killed early on in the occupation; being hidden on the day the police came for the action; how he survived a second occasion in which Jews were marched to be killed; being taken to another family where he lived for half a year; working for a local man taking care of livestock; going to a nearby village and working on a Kolkhoz until the Soviet liberation in December 1943; and his return to Berdichev after the war and his post-war life.

Mikhail A. Vayntsel'boym
1994 August 11  (interview)
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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