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Source: The United States Department of Justice

   Excerpt From the Record of the Interrogation of the Prisoner

   September 18, 1944

   I, an investigator of the "SMERSH" Counterintelligence department
   65th. Army Lieutenant KALUZHSKIY interrogated the prisoner -

      SHEVCHENKO, Ivan Semenovich, born in 1921, native of the village
      of Maydanovka, Zvenigorod district, Kiyev Region, Unkrainian,
      citizen of the USSR.

   Question: Name for us the guards with the rank of gruppwachman and
   oberwhachman known to you, who took part in the extermination of
   the inmates of the Treblinka death camp?

   Answer: I. FEDORENKO, I do not know his first name and patronymic,
   38 years old, native and resident of the Ukraine, Ukrainian,
   citizen of the USSR, former soldier in the Red Army, surrendered as
   prisoner to the Germans in 1941, has the rank of rotenwachman.

   He is of above average height, has brown hair, a round face, grey
   eyes, is thickset, has two gold crowns on the teeth of the upper

   He was in service in the Treblinka "death camp" from 1942 to July
   1943. He was in charge of a group of guards in the extermination of
   the Jewish population. He personally beat up and shot Jews.

   ...The interrogation was interrupted at 1.40 p.m.

   The testimony was written down from my own words correctly and has
   been read by me.

		(Signature : Shevchenko)

   		Interrogation made by: Investigator of "SMERSH"
                counterintelligence Department 65th. Army
 		Lieutenant:   (signature)

   The excerpt is true

		Senior Councillor of Justice	
			      (V. KUPTSOV)

   "14" April 1978

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