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Oral history interview with Moshe Rodnitzky

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

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

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.

Interviewee
Moshe Rodnitzky
Date
1993 August 19  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
10 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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