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Oral history interview with Arie Distel

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.33 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0033

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    Oral history interview with Arie Distel


    Interview Summary
    Arie Distel, born in Vilnius, Lithuania, describes his education in Zionist youth group, Hashomer Hatzair; survival in the small ghetto after the German occupation; his participation in the underground; details of the underground’s functions and work; joining a work group outside the ghetto; his transport along with his group to Tartu, Estonia, and then to camps in Soski, Gorodenko, Kurome, Yama (Kingisepp), and Goldfitz; being sent to Stutthof concentration camps; his liberation by French forces; his life in a transition camp; being sent to a youth camp in Magento; joining the 'Revenge' group; joining the Jewish Brigade and awaiting orders; his travel to Germany, Italy, and Palestine; and life in Kibbutz Yakum.
    Arie Distel
    interview:  1993 January 06
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Distel, Arie.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Arie Distel in Israel on January 6, 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 February 1995.
    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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