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Oral history interview with Bogdan Mielnik

Oral History | Accession Number: 1998.A.0300.127 | RG Number: RG-50.488.0127

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

Bogdan Mielnik, born in Telechany, Poland (Telekhany, Belarus) in 1936, discusses prewar ethnic relations between Poles, Russians, Belarusians, Lithuanians, and Jews; growing up in a largely Jewish town; the Soviet occupation; lawlessness between the retreat of the Soviets and the arrival of the Germans; German forces imposing order upon their arrival; restrictions imposed on the Jewish community; ethnic tensions during the German occupation; the roundup of the Jewish community; hearing about a mass killing; the killing and burial process; local villagers who were involved in the killing; the involvement of Hungarian forces; and the looting of mass graves.

Interviewee
Bogdan Mielnik
Date
2002 June 15  (interview)
Language
Polish
Extent
3 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 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 11:03:00
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