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Oral history interview with Izik Flek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1999.A.0122.815 | RG Number: RG-50.477.0815

The interview describes Mr. Flek's childhood in Odessa, Ukraine, the entry of Nazi troops into Odessa on October 16, 1941 and the demand of the Nazi administration that all Jews report for registration. Mr. Flek describes murders of Jews who had registered, his reporting to Slabodka, where he witnessed more deaths. He describes Jewish residents being forced to a sorting station where they were taken in groups and shot, and how he survived by hiding in a ditch. He recalls being drafted to sew for army forces, transported to Berezovka, then to a ghetto in Damanevka, and finally to Malachug where he remained until the end of the war. Mr. Flek discusses his life after liberation, his family and their immigration to the United States in 1987.

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Izik Flek
interview:  1992 March 25
2 videocassettes (SVHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jewish Family and Children's Services of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:36:35
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