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Oral history interview with Solly Ganor

Oral History | Accession Number: 2005.604.14 | RG Number: RG-50.641.0006

Solly Ganor discusses the influx of refugees coming to Kovno and its effect on his family and the Jewish community. The 1940 arrival of the Russians and closing of the embassies, except for the Japanese one where Chuine Sugihara worked; his family’s close relationship with Sugihara; Sugihara’s special interest in the Jewish community; entering the ghetto with his family; starvation in the ghetto; how the Germans chose men for forced labor; the selection process in which he was almost separated from his parents; how his sister was sent to work at the railroad station where she could exchange his family’s clothing for food; the shrinking of the ghetto and feelings that no one would survive; the Jewish leadership’s difficult decision to cooperate with the Germans; his family’s attempt to hide during the liquidation of the ghetto; and being deported with this family in July 1944 to Stutthof concentration camp where conditions were much worse than the ghetto.

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.
Solly Ganor
interview:  approximately 1997
Documentary films.
1 digital file : MP4.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, acquired from Herb Krosney
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:24:11
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