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Oral history interview with Bronka Klibanski

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.74 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0074

Bronka Klibanski, born in Grodno, Poland (Hrodna, Belarus), in 1923, describes the entry of Germans into Grodno in June 1941; being forced into the ghetto with other Jews on November 1, 1941; entering the ghetto two with her family; being sent to the ghetto in Bialystok, Poland at the end of February; meeting with an underground group and their plans; working in a sewing factory and becoming from malnutrition; being recruited in November 1942 by Mordecai Tenenbaum as a courier and receiving Polish identification papers; passing to the Aryan side and working as a maid; details on Mordecai Tenenbaum and the content of his secret archive, which was discovered and saved; her activities helping people escape from the ghetto, finding sources of weapons for the resistance, and couriering for the Soviet resistance; the uprising in the Bialystok ghetto; her liberation in 1944 in Bialystok; her disappointment after the euphoria of liberation; traveling around Poland to Łódź and Gdansk and visiting displaced persons camps; and her immigration to Israel and work as an archivist at Yad Vashem.

Klibanski, Bronia
interview:  1991 November 21
21 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:18:58
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