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Oral history interview with Bogdan Mielnik

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

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.

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Bogdan Mielnik
interview:  2002 June 15
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
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:52:41
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