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Oral history interview with Abraham Maneleh

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.98 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0098

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    Oral history interview with Abraham Maneleh


    Interview Summary
    Avraham Maneleh, born in Benjin (Bedzin), Poland, in 1922, describes his early life and attending school; joining the Gordonia youth movement, a Zionist movement, in 1940; the German occupation of the city and the ghetto; being a member of the leadership of the underground resistance organization, which had a way of saving Jews by obtaining false certificates from Switzerland; receiving a certificate of Paraguayan citizenship; the efforts to save other Jews; being sent with some of his friends to a camp for alien citizens called Titmonic, in upper Bavaria in May 1943; conducting communal life and corresponding with people in Switzerland, Palestine, and Benjin; receiving food from the Red Cross; going for hikes, holding sport activities, and participating in cultural activities under German surveillance; staying in the camp for two years until liberation by the American Army in May 1945; how in the post-war period he helped survivors organize Zionist movements in places like Landsberg and Bergen-Belsen; and going to Palestine where he helped found the Kibbutz Netzer Sereni.
    Avraham Manelah
    interview:  1992 July 25
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Manelah, Avraham.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Abraham Maneleh in Israel on July 25, 1992, 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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