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Date and Place of Birth: 1945, Heidenau, Germany

Date of Interview: April 28, 2015

Place of Interview: Toronto, Ontario

Interviewer: Sophia Isajiw

Length of Interview: 00:55:22 (raw)

Mother (Survivor): Kateryna Mochnushko, b. 1924 in Mykhailivka, Burynskiy rayon, Sumska oblast, Ukraine

Father (Survivor): Hryhoryj Moros, b. January 20, 1920


They lived in a small house in the village and somehow there was this news that all the food would be taken out. And so there were 2 guards that were placed in front of the door and windows of the house, so it was apparently a small house, and somehow through contacts they were able to convince one of these guys, at the window, to allow some of the sacks with food to be taken out during the night. And that’s what my grandfather did at the time, so it was hidden, etc. But then the next day when whatever commission came they realized, they noticed, that the window must have been taken out, etc. And so they confiscated all the stuff, all the, not just food, but also all cutlery and minor or smaller furniture. And so my mother, at that time she was what, 12, 10-12, she grabbed one of these wooden “тарілка,” plates, etc. and was running away into the garden, and so somebody was chasing her, so she was running and then she threw it in between whatever was growing there and started running with hands open so that’s when they stopped chasing her. So that was the only piece left after this, let’s say, what, you know, like, what they took away. And then as a result of that my grandfather was sent to Bilomor canal somewhere.


  1. Mykola’s father, Hryhoryj Moros (1920-1991), is interviewed in the book Ukrainian Holocaust: 1932-1933 #5/ Український Голокост: 1932-1933 #5, (UCRDC, 2008), Pp: 234-238.

excerpt from the Interview with MYKOLA MOROS

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