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Oral history interview with Zinaida Moseyevna Mudrik

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.25 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0025

Zinaida Moseyevna Mudrik, born in 1921 in Levency, Ukraine, describes her family, education, and marriage; returning to Levency in 1941 when her husband was drafted to fight in the war; the unsuccessful attempt to evacuate Levency; the expulsion of the Jews from Levency by German authorities; their relocation to a ghetto; German soldiers and policemen robbing her home; forced labor for German forces; German soldiers killing and harming Jews from the ghetto; German soldiers taking Jews from the ghetto to a different location; the birth of her child in the ghetto; how her husband was in a prisoner of war camp but managed to escape after obtaining German documents for himself and his friends; the return of her husband who organized the escape of the remaining Jews from the ghetto; placing the elderly and children from the ghetto in villages; living in the forest in 1942; joining a partisan group; finding weapons for the partisan group; finding a woman to take care of her son for the remainder of the war; many members of her partisan unit joining the Red Army when it approached their village; the last battle fought by the partisan unit near the village of Veselinka in 1944; leaving the forest after the battle; traveling to Kiev, Ukraine; her husband receiving a document that proved he served as a partisan, allowing them to start a new life in Kiev; and their life after the war.

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Zinaida M. Mudrik
interview:  1994 August 12
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:51:46
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