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Oral history interview with Yuri Grot

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.595.15 | RG Number: RG-50.575.0015

Yuri Grot, born in 1932 in Kharkov, Ukraine, describes his father's work in Moscow at the beginning of the war; the order from the German forces for Jewish residents to register; his mother's attempt to convince their Jewish neighbors not to register; the roundup and deportation of the Jewish community to the ghetto; the treatment of Jews by local policemen; German soldiers and local policemen searching for hidden Jews; local townspeople forced to attend public hangings; the deportation of local townspeople to work in Germany; German soldiers burning down a hospital containing wounded Soviet soldiers in 1943; German soldiers burning books; gas vans; and the different nationalities of forces occupying Kharkov during the war.

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Yuri Grot
interview:  2005 July 30
1 videocassette (DVCAM) : sound, color ; 1/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-05-04 15:47:13
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