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Oral history interview with Noach Kaplinski

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

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    Oral history interview with Noach Kaplinski


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Noach Kaplinski
    interview:  1991 August 09
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    Restrictions on access. Interview is viewable onsite at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum only.
    Conditions on Use
    Restrictions on use. Interview cannot be used in publication without the consent of the interviewee or his/her heirs.

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Kaplinsky, Noah, 1909-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Noach Kaplinski in Israel on August 9, 1991, 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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