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Oral history interview with Menachem Granek

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.49 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0049

Menachem Granek, born in 1914, discusses his childhood in Chepitz, Poland; organizing a Betar youth movement in 1931; his schooling; pre-war antisemitism; joining the Polish Army for two years; being taken as a prisoner of war by Germany; being sent to Lipowa camp in Lublin, Poland in July 1940; escaping the camp and returning home; organizing a resistance group; the head of the Judenrat; being conscripted for forced labor for eight months in 1941 and working on the Autostrada with Russian POWs; being injured and going to a hospital in Sosnowiec, Poland; returning home; going to Sosnowiec; helping with the underground movement; escaping deportation; living under an assumed identity in a Mercedes-Benz work camp in Oppeln, Germany; liberation by the Soviets; and illegally immigrating to Israel via France in 1948.

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Menachem Granek
Nathan Beyrak
interview:  1992 September 17
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-11-16 08:14:40
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