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Oral history interview with Avraham Tory

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.157 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0157

Avraham Tory was born Avraham Golub in 1910, in the small town of Lazdijai, Lithuania. Avraham was hiding in Kovno when war broke out on June 22, 1941, and began to write his diary which he kept for three years. He describes life in the Kovno ghetto and life in hiding for four and a half months. He discusses leaving Kovno to go to Vilna, and in February 1945, escaping to Lublin, Poland. He describes the escape route through Bucharest, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary, crossing the Austrian border and subsequently into Italy, where he became active in the illegal immigration movement. He arrived in Tel Aviv, Palestine, on October 17, 1947; he discusses his early years in Palestine, as well as the sequence of events that led to the publication of the Kovno Ghetto diary


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Interviewee
Avraham Tory
Date
interview:  1992 April 08
Language
Hebrew
Extent
21 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
 
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:28:41
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