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Oral history interview with Avivit Kashiv

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.72 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0072

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    Oral history interview with Avivit Kashiv


    Interview Summary
    Avivit Kashiv, born in 1932 in Siauliai, Lithuania, discusses her family; visiting Palestine in 1935; the outbreak of war in Lithuania; the withdrawal of the Russians and the German occupation; her father starting a Zionist underground; how in July 1941 wealthy Jews were sent to Siberia; entering the ghetto in Carcas and conditions there; being in a children’s work group; smuggling food into the ghetto and bartering for food; going to another ghetto in Krakov in September 1943; mass murders committed in the ghettos; her deportation to Stutthof concentration camp; daily conditions at Stutthof; her selection for forced labor, digging an anti-tank ditch; the approach of the Russian front and evacuation of the camp; being marched towards Germany; her liberation by the Russians on January 1945; traveling through abandoned villages to Bialystok, Poland and then to Łódź, Poland; her time in Kibbutz Dror and a kibbutz in Landsberg; and her life before and after immigrating to Israel.
    Avivit Kashiv
    interview:  1994 February
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Kashiv, Avivit, 1932-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Avivit Kashiv in Israel in February 1994, 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 February1995.
    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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