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"From Hell to Home"

Document | Accession Number: 2014.98.1

Consists of one copy of a memoir, 143 pages, in Hebrew with English translation, entitled "From Hell to Home," written by Matisyahu Goldberg, originally of Kaunas (Kovno), Lithuania. In the memoir, Mr. Goldberg describes his family, childhood and religious life in Lithuania; his involvement with the Irgun Zvi Leumi; life in the Kovno ghetto; forced labor in Kaišiadorys and in Kazlų Rūda. In 1944, he was forced to return to Kovno and deported from there to Dachau, arriving in July 1944. He was liberated by the American military while on a forced march from Dachau. After the war, he attempted to go to Poland but was forced to join the Red Army; he eventually arrived at the Föhrenwald displaced persons camp. There, he married and worked in the survivor administration of the camp before emigrating to Palestine in 1949, where he participated in the Israeli war of Independence. The English copy was translated by Carl and Nechama Alpert and includes an additional family tree.

inclusive:  1986
2 folders
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rivka Geva
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 17:44:40
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