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Oral history interview with Mikhail Abramovich Bartik

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.4 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0004

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Mikhail Abramovich Bartik, born on October 27, 1928, in Tulchin (Tulchyn, Vinnitskaya oblast), Ukraine, discusses the beginning of World War II when his family decided to evacuate but later returned because Komsomol officials assured them that there was nothing to worry about; how most men in Tulchin were mobilized into the Soviet Army; the establishment of a ghetto in Tulchin in December 1941 and many were given injections of various diseases, including typhus and dysentery; being driven with a group of Jews to Pechora to the sanitarium grounds and buildings with no food or water provided to them; sneaking out of the camp and obtaining food from the local populace; Germans coming to the camp in September 1942 to select Jews for work; how weak and sick persons were shot on the spot and others were put in trucks and taken away; being amongst those remaining with his family and being told they would not be shot; how after the war no Soviet official or press would acknowledge that there had been a concentration camp for Jews at Pechora; how most remaining inmates escaped as Soviet troops approached in March 1944; his post-war life, marriage, and efforts to establish monuments to victims in Tulchin and Pechora.

Interviewee
Mikhai A. Bartik
Date
1994 August 13  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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