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Oral history interview with Noach Kaplinski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.71 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0071

Noach Kaplinski, born in 1909, in Slonim, Poland (now Belarus), describes studying medicine at the University of Vilnius; returning to Slonim when World War II broke out; the Soviet Army entering on September 19,1939; being arrested by the Soviets and expelled to Siberia; returning to Slonim and became the head of the hospital there; the mass murders of Jews after the Nazi occupation; the selection and role of the Judenrat and the Slonim ghetto; being marched with 20,000 Jews from other villages, including Masty, Pisc, Wilkomirsk and other villages, to a camp located between Białystok, Poland, and Wilkomirsk; the starvation and transports from the camps; going into hiding for a while and going into the forest to join the partisans; being liberated by Soviet soldiers; waiting six months for a certificate to go to Palestine; his opposition to relations with Germany; and serving as a witness against war criminals.

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Interviewee
Noach Kaplinski
Date
interview:  1991 August 09
Language
Hebrew
Extent
9 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
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