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Oral history interview with Uri Chanoch

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 2012.112.1 | RG Number: RG-50.030.0660

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    Oral history interview with Uri Chanoch


    Interview Summary
    Uri Chanoch, born March 28, 1928 in Kaunas, Lithuania, describes a happy prewar family life, speaking Russian, Lithuanian, Yiddish, and Hebrew at home; his father’s business as a wood merchant; his mother’s positive attitude about everything; how Lithuanian society was completely segregated so that he had no non-Jewish friends; his close relationship with the family’s nanny; a reunion with the nanny’s daughter in 1995; the Russian evacuation of the city when the Germans arrived; German forces barricading Jewish men in one synagogue and then burning it down; spending three weeks barricaded in another synagogue with approximately 150 people; conditions during the confinement; the actions of Lithuanians in rounding up the Jewish population; returning to Kaunas and finding that everyone had disappeared, the mass killing of the Jewish community at the Ninth Fort; and life in the ghetto where he worked as a messenger for a German work office.
    Uri Chanoch
    Navazelskis, Ina
    interview:  2010 July 12
    creation: Washington (D.C.)

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    2 digital files : WAV.

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    Chanoch, Uri, 1928-

    Administrative Notes

    Ina Navazelskis, on behalf of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Branch, conducted the oral history interview with Uri Chanoch on July 12, 2012 in Washington, DC.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this oral history interview has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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