Poplavskoye, Ukraine, 1944 – Nina Marchuk and her family sheltered Rima Shipitsina, who had escaped the Karlovsky labor camp. Rima had been at the camp since she and her sister were interned after the Einsatzgruppen murdered their family in 1941. When the Germans forced the villagers to abandon their homes, Nina Marchuk’s family kept Rima with them. The family starved and slept in fields, in fear of the retreating Germans who were killing all Jews. Rima stayed with Nina and her family until liberation. Nina Marchuk is in her 90s and lives in Moldova.
Edited by: Chris McDonough