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Yakov Mangupli, the last Krymchak of Belogorsk (Karasubazar) who was born in Belogorsk in 1954, recounts about the murder of the Krymchak Jews
 
Yakov Mangupli, the last Krymchak of Belogorsk (Karasubazar) who was born in Belogorsk in 1954, recounts about the murder of the Krymchak Jews
Interview by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011
The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem

- Yakov Abramovich, please tell us what you know about what happened to the Krymchaks from Karasubazar during the war.
- They were killed in special cars (gas vans).
- How did it work?
- First people got in, and then they gave them gas, and people died. The Germans were the first to use it.
- When did you learn about that?
- My father told me after the war. But we never spoke a lot about that.
- Did your father have relatives who died here?
- His father, mother, grandparents…
- So your own grandparents and…
- …my uncle, aunt…
- What were their names?
- His [my father's] sister’s name was Clara, and his brother’s – Aharon.
- Family name? …
- Mangupli.
- And your grandfather’s first name?
- I was named Yakov in his honor, and my sister was named after my grandmother Anna.
- And you know that they died in the gas vans. Do you know where and how?
- It happened on the outskirts, in the cemetery – we will see it now – there was an anti-tank trench. In this trench, like on the Simferopol – Belogorsk highway.
- What else do you know?
- Only about the gas vans. Some people made it here alive; they were shot with guns and rifles.
- Did anyone survive?
- Not here, no.

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Yakov Mangupli, the last Krymchak of Belogorsk (Karasubazar) who was born in Belogorsk in 1954, recounts about the murder of the Krymchak Jews
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Yakov Mangupli, the last Krymchak of Belogorsk (Karasubazar) who was born in Belogorsk in 1954, recounts about the murder of the Krymchak Jews
Interview by Mikhail Tyaglyy, 2011
The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem