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Oral history interview with Tova Gurevitz

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.54 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0054

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    Oral history interview with Tova Gurevitz


    Interview Summary
    Tova Gurevitz, born in Vilna, Poland (Vilnius, Lithuania), describes her observant family and their life in Vilna; the occupation of Vilna on September 1, 1939 by Russians who turned the city over to Lithuanian rule; life in the Vilna ghetto, particularly cultural activities; the music song in the ghetto; deportations from the ghetto to Estonia and the Ponari massacre; leaving the ghetto shortly before its liquidation and spending eight continuous months hiding with ten others in a hole dug under a pig's stall, which was owned by a peasant family that was paid for this accommodation; how they occupied themselves, writing a diary, and the risks they took; moving to another hiding place for two months; eventually being captured by the Russians and returned to Vilna at the end of July 1944; being recruited to teach children Hebrew; going to Łódź, Germany, Prague, and Paris in order to care for Jewish children and to prepare them for immigration to Palestine; and settling in Israel and her adaptation to that country.
    Tova Gurevitz
    interview:  1992 August 21
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Gurevitz, Tova.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Tova Gurevitz in Israel on August 21, 1992, forthe 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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