Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Oral history interview with David Pur

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.120 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0120

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

David Pur, born in Siaulai, Lithuania in October 1924, describes his family and childhood memories; being in the Shomer Hazair youth group; the arrival of Jewish refugees; how in 1940 the Russians entered Siaulai and in 1941 the first German bombing occurred; his family's attempted escape to Russia; being caught by Lithuanian partisans and brought to a prison in Siaulai; the move to the ghetto; life in the ghetto and functions of the Judenrat; the beginning of an underground group, the leadership, and different functions of the group; the Massada and their relationship with partisans; being transported to Stutthof, then Dachau, and then a camp near Utting (Kaufering V), where 400 to 500 Jews from Siaulai were held; being taken back to Dachau; the death march from Dachau and being liberated by the American Army; helping to organize groups in displaced persons camps to go to Israel; going on a boat from France to Israel but being taken by the British to Cyprus; the fate of his mother and sister; eventually getting to Israel; and meeting his wife and her story.

David Pur
1993 November 23  (interview)
7 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Expand all
Record last modified: 2018-03-14 09:15:28
This page: