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Dov L. Holocaust testimony (HVT-1807) interviewed by Yoram Amit and Amit Dobkin,

Oral History | Fortunoff Collection ID: HVT-1807

Videotape testimony of Dov L., who was born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1925. He recalls his family's Zionist commitment; attending Hebrew school with his twin sister; active participation in Hashomer Hatzair; Soviet occupation; German invasion in June 1941; ghettoization; anti-Jewish measures; forced labor; joining the underground; his family's deportation in October 1943; hiding with underground fighters in bunkers; escaping to partisans in the forest on March 9, 1944; relying on Żegota for food; moving with partisans to Vilna to join Soviet troops; the killings of German collaborators after liberation in 1944; serving in the NKVD, discovering Nazi collaborators; traveling to Kovno; learning his entire family had perished; returning to Vilna; fleeing to Chernivt︠s︡i; using false papers traveling to Przemyśl and Rzeszów; traveling to Bucharest, Hungary, and Italy; and illegal emigration to Palestine on August 29, 1945. He discusses many aspects of resistance in the ghetto and partisans; living on a kibbutz; studying history and sociology; and his books about Holocaust and Jews in Eastern Europe.

L., Dov, 1925-
Ramat Aviv, Israel : Beth Hatefutsoth, Nahum Goldman Museum of the Jewish Diaspora, 1985
Interview Date
November 13, 1985, and December 15, 1985.
Kaunas (Lithuania)
Vilnius (Lithuania)
Chernivt︠s︡i (Ukraine)
Przemyśl (Poland)
Bucharest (Romania)
Rzeszów (Poland)
2 copies: 3/4 in. dub; and 1/2 in. VHS with time coding.
Cite As
Dov L. Holocaust Testimony (HVT-1807). Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies, Yale University Library.
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