Video Archives: Yenta Kolodenko
born in Tulchyn , 1927
Yenta Kolodenko was born in Tulchyn in 1927. She is the wife of Lev Kolodenker. She has one brother and a sister. Her father was a baker. She survived the war in the Pechera ghetto. She lived in Israel briefly in the 1990s, but returned to Tulchyn. Her son lives in Canada. We interviewed her on January 8 and June 8, 2009 in Tulchyn.
Current Video: "all of Tulchyn into one courtyard"
In December 1941, the Jews of Tulchyn, who had been languishing in the city's ghetto for the first months of the war, were ordered to report for disinfection and relocation.
Romanian gendarmes gathered all the Jews together on one street and took them into a school, where they were counted and their valuables were confiscated. From the school, about 3000 Jews from Tulchyn were forcibly marched to the Pechera concentration camp.
In these clips, Yenta Kolodenko recalls the terrible conditions inside the school.