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Oral history interview with Valentina Brandner

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.8 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0008

Valentina Brandner, born in 1925 in Odessa, Ukraine, describes the Romanian occupation of Odessa; living in a suburb of Odessa at the beginning of the war, and then returning to the city; the forced relocation of two neighboring Jewish families from their apartments to the ghetto by Romanian soldiers; her reaction to the deportations; first hearing the word “ghetto” and asking her parents to explain its meaning; the sight of the gallows; her traumatic memory of seeing bodies hanging along the railroad; the reaction of local citizens to the bodies; returning to the suburbs for the duration of the war; and the aftermath of the war in Ukraine.

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Valentina Brandner
interview:  2005 July 27
1 videocassette (MiniDV).
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:47:12
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