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Oral history interview with Moshe Alpan

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.3 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0003

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    Oral history interview with Moshe Alpan


    Interview Summary
    Moshe Alpan (born Moshe Elefant) discusses the antisemitism in Vranov, Slovakia before the war; joining Hashomer Hatzair; the anti-Jewish measures and violence; the disbelief of his community at what was happening; becoming active in the Zionist movement as a way to help; organizing the Hashomer Hatzair underground movement in Budapest, Hungary in February 1944; the German occupation of Budapest in March 1944; the Jewish resistance groups; partisan rescue missions; working with the communist underground movement; helping Polish Jews cross into Slovakia; his emotional responses to the events; immigrating to Israel in July 1946; and his philosophical ideas about heroism, being a victim, and resistance.
    Moshe Alpan
    Nathan Beyrak
    interview:  1993 January 15
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

    18 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..

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    Personal Name
    Alpan, Moshe.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Moshe Alpan in Israel on January 15, 1993, for the Israel Documentation Project. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview by transfer from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Oral History Dept. in February1995.
    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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