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Half sheet of tan paper, "Bescheinigung Nr. 350" in center, text printed in black ink, writing in purple, purple stamp in lower right corner.

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Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:

Peysya Farberman’s Soviet passport, issued by the NKVD on December 28, 1940, prior to the German occupation in Kamianets Podilskyi, his home town in Ukraine. His passport shows him to be 18 at the time. Inside front cover bears a small identity photo and signature.

Farberman was a young Ukrainian Jew living in Kamianets Podilskyi during the early German occupation of the town. Farberman’s fate is unknown, but Kamianets Podilskyi was the site of an early massacre by the Nazis shortly after the commencement of Operation Barbarossa in 1941.

Jeckeln’s Einsatzgruppen and Police Battalion 320, along with Ukrainian Auxiliaries, slaughtered in two days close to 24,000 Jews from the town along with 16,000 Jews removed from Hungary. The killing of Jews continued through 1942, and in November of that year they murdered 500 children by burying them alive in the cemetery. The last of the Jews were murdered in the winter of 1942 and 1943.

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Kamianets Podilskyi, Peysya Farberman, Operation Barbarossa, Friedrich Jeckeln, Einsatzgruppen, Police Battalion 320



Kamianets Podilskyi Ghetto Document of Peysa Farberman



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