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Oral history interview with Iasha Mazubi

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.103 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0103

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Iasha Mazubi, born in 1920, in Czuczewicze in Byelorussia, describes his family and childhood; being sent by the Soviets to Lida; the bombing of Lida; how after the German invasion he escaped and returned to Czuczewicze; the Judenrat; the May 1942 assembly and selection of 2000 Jews who were executed; being among the young who were selected to work; the states of mind of people in the ghetto; organizing a group to escape and joining the partisans; life with the partisans and actions in which he participated, such as exploding bridges and trains; how they got ammunition; recruiting young men from the ghetto; a German action against the partisans in August 1943; the Bielski partisans; the deportation of all the Jews from Czuczewicze, including his family, were taken to Lida and then to Sobibor where they were killed; joining the Russian Army and being sent to Lida to be the administrator of a plant and stayed there until May 5; helping to organize the escape of Jews through Austria and Italy to Palestine; getting married in Italy in 1948; and going on a false passport to Israel, where he worked in the arms industry until retirement.

Interviewee
Iasha Mazubi
Date
1993 July 23  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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