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Oral history interview with Yelizavyeta Karper

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.14 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0014

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

Yelizavyeta Karper, born in 1921 in the town of Zvenigorodka (Zvenyhorodka), Ukraine, discusses her early family life; working as a teacher in Yurkovka (IUrkivka); the Germans arriving in Zvenigorodka on July 29, 1941; the Ukrainian nationalist group of Zvenigorodka; the establishment of the ghetto in Zvenigorodka; the camp in Zvenigorodka and the Germans killing people from the camp; working in the forest on August 23, 1943; escaping from the forest and meeting a man named Boria Pintar; approaching Pochapintsy, Ukraine on August 24, 1943; her plans to travel toward Kiev, Ukraine; the arrival of the Russians; reuniting with her mother and sister; returning to Zvenigorodka; her marriage in 1947; working as a teacher for forty years; and her post-war trauma.

Interviewee
Yelizavyeta Karper
Date
1994 August  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
2 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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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:43:33
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