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Oral history testimony of Abe Malnik

Oral History | Accession Number: 2009.281.7 | RG Number: RG-50.009.0007

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Abe Malnik discusses the German invasion of Kaunas, Lithuania when he was 13 years old; his family and upbringing; the creation of the ghetto; his memories of mass murder in Kaunas; hiding in a cellar with two women who had infants; how one of the mothers suffocated her own infant to prevent it from crying and betraying their location; the demand by the Germans for the Jews’ furs and jewelry; being transported to Germany on a cattle car; going first to Stutthof, which is the last place he saw his mother; being transferred to Dachau, where he had to collect dead bodies and put them in a ravine; being sent to Flossenbürg and then to Leitmeritz, Czechoslovakia; his experiences in a hospital and realizing he would be killed if he stayed there; and his memories of liberation by the Soviet forces. (The testimony begins at minute 7:14.)

Interviewee
Abraham Malnik
Date
1988-1989  (interview)
Language
English
Extent
1 videocassette (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Holocaust Eyewitness Project and Edith Fierst
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Record last modified: 2018-01-22 10:40:47
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