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Oral history interview with Stanislav Ishenko

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.11 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0011

Stanislav Ishenko, born in 1927 in Veresy, Ukraine, describes the arrival of German forces in his village in 1941; dead soldiers on the side of the road; violence committed against the Jewish population of Zhitomir; Jews who attempted to escape the persecution; his father’s participation in the rescue of Jews; helping his father transfer refugees between safe houses; the danger of raids from the German police; individuals who assisted in the rescuing of refugees; many of the Jewish refugees joining partisan groups; the evacuation of Jews from Veresy; an incident in which he and his father were almost killed by a German firing squad, only to be saved by one of the women they were hiding who spoke German; the differences between German soldiers and local policemen; a policeman’s warning to his father that he was being watched; his father dispersing the refugees and then joining a partisan group; the sight of people who had been hanged in the center of his village; his postwar years as a soldier in the Soviet Army; and events after the war, including his assistance in the construction of a memorial for Holocaust victims.

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Stanislav Ishenko
interview:  2005 July 30
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
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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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