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Oral history interview with Itzchak Meres

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.105 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0105

Itzchak Meres, born on October 8, 1932 in Kelme, Lithuania, describes his religious family and attending a Jewish school; the arrival of the Germans; an action in July 1941, during which women and children were taken to a huge barn from where they were taken out in groups and shot, including his mother; escaping the ghetto with his sister; the efforts of a Lithuanian woman and husband to hide them; being handed from one family to another; being taken in by a Lithuanian family who had six children, and staying with them until 1947; keeping in touch with his sister who was taken in by another family; life with a Catholic family, going to church, and learning to pray; and his post-war years; becoming a writer and having difficulty writing about Jewish themes; his novel “Zheltiy Loskut,” which is about life in the Vilnius ghetto; and his life in Israel.

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Meres, Itzchak
interview:  1993 November 30
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-23 09:45:03
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