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Oral history interview with Boris Zabarko

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

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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).

B. M. Zabarko
1994 August 14  (interview)
1 videocassette (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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