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Oral history interview with Ze'ev Rave

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.279 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0279

Ze'ev Rave (né Verbaum), born in 1923 in Maniewicze (Prylisne), Ukraine, discusses his early family life and schooling; pre-war antisemitism; belonging to the Hechalutz Zionist movement; attending a technical high school in Lvov (L'viv), Ukraine; the German invasion; hiding with Ukrainian neighbors; escaping north to the forest; receiving assistance from Jewish peasants; joining an anti-German Ukrainian man by the name of Krug, who was given guns by the Russians and told to organize partisans; traveling to a small island surrounded by marshes with Krug (possibly Kruk); returning to Maniewicze to find out the fates of his family members; going back to the island; moving to another location in the forest; stealing weapons; antisemitism against Jewish partisans; demolishing trains and rails between Kovel, Ukraine, Rovno, Ukraine, and Kiev, Ukraine; destroying rails and trains on the Minsk-Pinsk Belarus route; hardships endured by women in the forest; Berl Lorger (name also seen as Berl Lorber Malinka), head of the Jewish unit; Stepan Bandera; liberation by the Russians under the command of General Watutin; arriving in Rovnoje, Ukraine; being sent to Zabludow, Poland; going to the university in Kiev, Ukraine; joining Bricha; arrival in Palestine; and his marriage.

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Ze'ev Rave
interview:  1996 March 07
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:29:10
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