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Oral history interview with Masha Putermilech

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.121 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0121

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

Masha Putermilech (née Gleiterman), born in Warsaw, Poland, describes her mother’s active membership in the BUND; her father being apolitical; her wonderful childhood; being in a youth group; living on Nalewki Street; being 15 years old when the war began; the establishment of the ghetto in Warsaw; working as a seamstress and hiding; being recruited into the fighting organization in the Warsaw ghetto; the ghetto uprising and escaping from the ghetto to Lumyanky, a young forest with short trees; moving 50 kilometers to the Vishkov forest on the bank of the Bug River; meeting Russian partisans; how they obtained food and survived in the forest; meeting her future husband in the forest and how he took care of her and helped her survive; the Warsaw uprising and liberation by the Soviets; immigrating to Israel; and the memorial for the fighters who died in the rebellion of the Warsaw ghetto.

Interviewee
Masha Putermilech
Date
1993 July 22  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
15 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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Record last modified: 2018-03-14 09:15:28
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