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Oral history interview with Yehoshua Lior

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.94 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0094

Yehoshua Lior, born in 1923 in Lachva (Lakhva), Belarus, describes Lachva and the Jewish community there; life under Soviet rule from 1939 to 1941; the Wehrmacht entering the city on June 8, 1941 and how they took all men fourteen years and older to work; the creation of the ghetto on Passover eve in 1942; his current mission to publicize the Lachva ghetto so that others will know about it; the resistance movement in the ghetto and its young leader, Yitzhak Rochzyn; the revolt during the night of September 2-3, 1942; his escape and encounters with partisans who were not willing to accept him and shot some escapees; the death of his family in the ghetto; joining the Red Army and moving through several countries after the war, including Cyprus; testifying at war crime trials; and immigrating to Palestine in 1947.

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Yehoshua Lior
interview:  1991 April 19
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2023-06-20 08:28:43
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