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Oral history interview with Yahad-In Unum interviewee 1153U

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.24.1361 | RG Number: RG-50.589.1361

A Ukrainian woman, born in 1930, discusses her experiences in Kostiantynivka (Donetsk Oblast), Ukraine before and during WWII; relations between Jews and non-Jews before the war; the declaration of war and life before the occupation; mobilizations; the deportations of ethnic Germans; bombings; the attempted evacuations by the local Jews; the German occupation of Kostiantynivka; the deportation of the Jews by Polizei and Germans; a clandestine communist organization and its actions; the arrest of communists; the attempt by the Germans to reconstruct factories with forced laborers from the town; the conditions for the Jews; the propaganda newspapers; liberation, after which some locals were resentful of those who had evacuated; and the murders of Jews, communists, and sailors.

interview:  2011 May 06
creation: Kostiantynivka (Donets'ka oblast', Ukraine)
1 digital file : MPEG-2.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:28:33
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