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Oral history interview with Abraham Maneleh

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

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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.

Interviewee
Avraham Manelah
Date
1992 July 25  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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