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Oral history interview with Mikhail Iakovelich Dubinskiy

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.104.1 | RG Number: RG-50.633.0001

Mikhail Iakovelich Dubinskiy describes the life and customs of Karaim (an ethnic group in Eastern Europe); his family and the time he spent with them during his childhood; playing with friends; the various nationalities living in Bakhchysarai, Ukraine before WWII, including Russians, Jews, Crimeans, Ukrainians, and Armenians; the good relations between the cultures; the beginning of the war; the bombing of Crimea on the second day after the war was announced; having to dig ditches for hiding places; the events surrounding the Germans arriving in Bakhchysarai; Germans setting up curfews and rounding up Jews; the execution of Crimean Jews, Romani, and communists; joining the army in 1944 when Bakhchysarai was liberated; having many friends who were Tatar Roma; how Germans did not persecute the Karaims; and his memories of when the Red Army arrived in Crimea.

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Dubinskiy, Mikhail Iakovelich
interview:  2006 August 24
Oral histories.
1 digital file : Mixed formats.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Ukraïns'kyĭ t︠s︡entr vyvchenni︠a︡ istoriï Holokostu
Record last modified: 2022-06-16 10:10:22
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