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Oral history interview with Ya'akov Biskovitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.16 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0016

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Ya’akov Biskovitz, born in 1926, discusses his childhood in Hubicze, Poland; Polish antisemitism; German forces arriving in Hubicze; being deported to Sobibor in May 1924; his work in the Bahnhof commando; escaping Sobibor; meeting Russian partisans; returning to Hubicze in 1943; volunteering for the Polish Army; detonating mines; being jailed in Warsaw, Poland for desertion; escaping to Lublin, Poland; joining a Revisionist party and going to Austria; working in a transit camp for children near Grodzisk Wielkopolski, Poland; immigrating illegally to Palestine and escorting 600 children with him; being caught by the British and interned on Cyprus; living conditions in the camp; entering Israel in 1949; his life in Israel; and witnessing war trials in Germany and giving evidence in the Adolf Eichmann trial.

Interviewee
Ya'akov Biskovitz
Date
1992 March 20  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
8 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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