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Oral history interview with Mikhail Iakovelich Dubinskiy

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

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    Oral history interview with Mikhail Iakovelich Dubinskiy


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Mikhail I. Dubinskiy
    interview:  2006 August 24
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Ukraïns'kyĭ t︠s︡entr vyvchenni︠a︡ istoriï Holokostu

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    Oral histories.
    1 digital file : Mixed formats.

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    Personal Name
    Dubinskiy, Mikhail.

    Administrative Notes

    The Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies made these audio oral history interviews available to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The interviews were conducted by the Ukrainian Center for Holocaust Studies with the elderly members of the local ethnic communities in Crimea, including Karaites, Crimean Tatars, and Subbotniks, in 2005-2006.
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