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Oral history interview with Nissan Reznik

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.127 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0127

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Nissan Reznik, born in 1918 in Yekaterinoslav (now Dnipropetrovs'k), Ukraine, describes how when he was a young child his family moved to Pinsk, Belarus; being active in Hanoar Hatzioni; the Jewish reaction to the Soviet occupation; going to the ghetto in Vilnius, Lithuania and joining the ghetto partisans; the underground organization providing training in the use of weapons, boycotting, and attacking German property; false papers and smuggled weapons in the ghetto; going to the Narocz forest and joining Markov’s partisan group; his group no longer being the Nekama and instead being called Komsomolski; how his group of nine prevailed upon Kazimir to allow them to join his partisans and he relented and ordered them to join the Vilnius group in the Kazan forest, where they remained until liberation in June-July 1944; how most of his group was comprised of women; his immigration to Israel on the "Transylvania;" the Israeli war of independence; and his post-war life.

Interviewee
Nissan Reznik
Date
1990 December 11  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
14 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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