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Oral history interview with Abraham Larva

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.83 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0083

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Abraham Larva, born in 1922, in Siauliai, Lithuania, describes his pre-war life, including joining a Maccabi youth group and attempting to immigrate to Israel; the German entry into Siauliai; being taken to work at a mass burial of Soviet POWs; escaping and working for a peasant, digging ditches at an airport and working in a leather factory until 1943; being sent to work at a camp outside of the ghetto; returning to the ghetto, where he worked in a tannery; life in the ghetto, including schools, songs, weddings, court, hospital, births, and abortions; escaping from the ghetto to the forest with a group of six; life in the forest and meeting with Lithuanian communists who gave them food and weapons; being liberated and joining the Russian Army; returning to a burned-out Siauliai; going to the Landsberg displaced persons camp; receiving a visa from his aunt to go to the United States; and his family and life in Israel.

Interviewee
Abraham Larva
Date
1993 August 20  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
7 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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