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Oral history interview with Moshe Rodnitzky

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.128 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0128

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    Oral history interview with Moshe Rodnitzky


    Interview Summary
    Moshe Rodnitzky, born in 1923, in Svencionys, Lithuania, describes his family; attending technical school in Vilnius, Lithuania; his participation in youth group; the Germans entering Lithuania; escaping with his cousin and three others to Hlybokaye, Belarus; how he and his friends organized an underground unit and how they got weapons; being sent by the Judenrat to work in an ammunition dump; spending four months in the Vilnius ghetto with his family; life in the ghetto underground and the Jewish police; escaping the ghetto with several others and going to the Narocz forest; joining Fedor Markov’s partisan group under; the partisan’s attitude towards Jews; his unit going to the Kazan forest, where munitions were dropped by the Soviets; becoming the unit commander; his first action; how he and a large group of partisans destroyed railroads, fuel tanks, and supply buildings; the winter of 1943 and living in the village of Mankowicze; battling with the Waffen S.S.; going to Vilnius and bringing doctors (including Nissan Reznik) to the forest to help the partisans; several missions his unit went on before going to Berlin, Germany in April 1945; liberation; spending three to four months in a camp near Milan, Italy; his immigration to Palestine; and joining the Haganah in 1947.
    Moshe Rodnitzky
    interview:  1993 August 19
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Moshe Rodnitzky in Israel on August 19, 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 February 1995.
    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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