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Oral history interview with Chaim Gurewitz

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.55 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0055

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Chaim Gurewitz, born in Lithuania, describes his family and growing up in Panevezys, Lithuania; the growing antisemitism in the late 1930s; Jewish life in Kaunas in the 1930s; his life in the Kaunas ghetto, how they lived, what they ate, and the tasks they were assigned; executions in the ghetto, including the Ninth Fort massacre on October 29, 1941; the escape of prisoners of war and Jews from the Ninth Fort; being taken to the Landsberg concentration camp; life in the camp; being beaten for stealing potatoes; being moved from Landsberg to Dachau in April 1945; trying to return home after liberation and interrogations by Soviets; going to Munich, Germany and being taken care of by Americans; his attempts to memorialize losses; and the need to educate youth about the Holocaust.

Interviewee
Chaim Gurewitz
Date
1993 October 29  (interview)
Language
Russian
Extent
6 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-03-14 09:15:20
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