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Oral history interview with Avraham Tory

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

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    Oral history interview with Avraham Tory


    Interview Summary
    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
    Avraham Tory
    interview:  1992 April 08
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Tory, Avraham.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Avraham Tory in Israel on April 8, 1992, 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 February1995.
    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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