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Oral history interview with Yehuda Mymon

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.109 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0109

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

Yehuda Mymon, born in 1924 in Kraków, Poland, describes his family; the Jewish community in Kraków; his desires to go to Palestine in 1938 when he was a young scout leader; his knowledge of what was happening in Europe but did not believe it would reach Poland; the beginning of the war and the closing of schools; the underground schools and joining the Akiba movement; the family’s move in fall 1940 out of the ghetto to the suburbs; passing as a non-Jewish Pole and working for the army in road repair; joining the partisans and the actions in which he participated; being arrested and imprisoned; being sent to Auschwitz III, Buna IG Farben factory, where he joined the underground organization; going to the Gleiwitz camp; escaping and being imprisoned by the Soviets; joining a kibbutz group in Bucharest, Romania; joining the 'Revenge' group (Nakam) headed by Abba Kovner, and assisting refugees on their way to Palestine; details about the group’s plans; his feelings of loss at liberation; immigrating to Israel; his return to Poland in 1963 as an Israeli diplomat; and his reunion with a Polish family that had hidden him.

Interviewee
Yehuda Mymon
Date
1992 March 30  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
9 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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