Monday, February 8, 2016

1919 Valki, Kharkiv Province, Ukraine

 Information From an Unnamed Representative of the Kharkiv Jewish Community Regarding Hostage-taking VSYUR Units in Valki, Kharkiv Province (1919)
(GARF. F. R-1339th Op. 1. D. 445. L. 20 copy)


The following Jews were arrested as hostages on June 18 & 19:
Shlezberg-shopkeeper, watches & gold jewelry
Halperin-factory owner, fruit waters
Rachlin—Halperin’s partner
Warsaw—drugstore owner
Glikin—tailor, shot June 20
Katz---student
Brandes—woman doctor
Ponizovski—
Oyberman—
Fiedler--
Rosenstock--
Orenstein—

The last five individuals were not permanent residents of Valki. They worked in gardens as part of a cooperative partnership with the Vegetarian Society of Kharkov.

The individuals were arrested from the Jewish population to prevent the possibility of execution of Russians by the Bolsheviks.