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Oral history interview with Baruch Shub

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.149 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0149

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

Baruch Shub, born in Vilnius, Lithuania on March 24, 1923, describes his family, who were Lubovitch; attending Cheder; the youth movements in school; attending a scout camp, where Aba Kovner was one of the leaders; the outbreak of war in September 1939; life under the Russian occupation; the entry of the Lithuanian Army; the Jewish community helping refugees; the typhoid epidemic in Vilnius; being caught by the Germans and taken to work unloading trains; the atmosphere in the ghetto, the Judenrat, and the Jewish police; planning to join the partisans, obtaining money and weapons, and contacting the partisans; arriving in the Rudniki forest and looking for partisans; the organization of groups in the forest; his unit being responsible for sabotaging trains; the bombardment and the siege of the forest; volunteering to join a Russian unit at the front and traveling through Eastern Europe after the German surrender; ending up in October 1945 in Bari, Italy at Camp Dror; his nine-day boat ride to Palestine in 1946; and his difficulties entering Israeli society.

Interviewee
Baruch Shub
Date
1993 November 05  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
21 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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