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Oral history interview with Boris Zabarko

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1287.40 | RG Number: RG-50.226.0040

Boris Mikhaylovich Zabarko, born November 18, 1935 in Kalindorf (Kalininsʹke), Kherson oblast, Ukraine, describes going with her family to Shargorod (Sharhorod), Ukraine in 1939; his family; his limited memories of the war; how his parents were not particularly religious but they spoke Yiddish at home; his father being called into the army when the war broke out and never returned; the Germans entering Shargorod and a German officer living in their home for a time; the Germans leaving and the Hungarians arriving, followed by the Romanians; the establishment of a ghetto; the arrival of Jews from Bessarabia and having two families from this group live with them; a roundup of Jews and his family being saved from the group by a neighbor; the arrival of Soviet troops in the area in March 1944; how there were no mass killings in Shargorod, but there was widespread hunger and sickness; what his mother told him about the war period; his family moving to Vinnytsia, Ukraine in 1946; his mother remarrying; moving to Chernovtsy; attending a university and working as a teacher; getting his doctorate in Kiev; working in International Economics Institute; writing several books and participating in international conferences; traveling to Germany; and his project to gather information on Soviet Jewish victims and survivors of Holocaust (his book on this topic is Holocaust In The Ukraine).

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B. M. Zabarko
interview:  1994 August 14
1 videocassette (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 09:35:20
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