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Oral history interview with Moshe Shutan

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.146 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0146

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

Moshe Shutan, born in Svencionys, Lithuania, describes his Bundist family; the arrival of the Germans and some of the Jews obtaining some weapons; hearing Radio Moscow encouraging youth to fight as Partisans in August 1941; also hearing Radio London and Radio Jerusalem; how he and others hid in the ghetto and were not on the official roster of inhabitants; joining the partisans in the Vilna Ghetto; his first assignment was to procure weapons; the various partisan groups and the politics involved with each; the poets Kacherzinsky and Sutzkever joining the partisans; the activities of the partisans in the winter 1944; encountering a retreating German Army on the way to Pleshtchenitz (Pleshchenitsy), Belarus with a Red Army detail; receiving an order to rejoin all other partisans in Minsk, Belarus; being stricken with typhoid fever and sent to the hospital in Minsk, where he stayed for over a month; being inducted into the Red Army in Minsk; leaving Russia in December 1946 through Poland, Czechoslovakia, France, and Cyprus; being detained in Cyprus for two years; and finally arriving in Israel in January 1949.

Interviewee
Moshe Shutan
Date
1993 May 02  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
12 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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