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Oral history interview with Itzchak Meres

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

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    Oral history interview with Itzchak Meres


    Interview Summary
    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.
    Itzchak Meres
    interview:  1993 November 30
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Meres, Itzchak, 1932-

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Itzchak Meres in Israel on November 30, 1993, 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 February1995.
    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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