Tuesday, August 13, 2013

"The Unknown Black Book": Holocaust in the Ukraine

"The Unknown Black Book", a Wall St. Journal's online edition (Jan. 18, 2008),
(http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/blackbook.pdf) is an English language publication that includes eyewitness accounts, memoirs, etc. about the Holocaust during WWII in the Ukraine. The stories, about 175 pages, include personal recollections, testimonies, letters, and accounts discussing experiences and events in Kiev, Babi Yar, Lvov, Kharkov, Odessa, Transnistria,  Beryozovka, Sirotskoe, Domanyovka, Gorka, Bogdanovka, Stavki, Yedintsy (Khotin District), Berdichev, Chudnov (Zhitomir region), Slavuta (Kamenetz-Podolsk), Medvin/Medvedino (Kiev region), Starozhinets (Chernovitsy region), Novo-Zlatopol District, Sumy, Tarnopol, Mariupol, etc. In addition, there are lists of names: "Members of the Jewish Intelligentsia who Perished at Babi Yar" and "Odessa Doctors Who Perished" (names and specialty). Much of the information in the Wall St. Journal's online edition is based on data from the State Archives of Russia (GARF)