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Oral history interview with Liza Tzepnick

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.159 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0159

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    Oral history interview with Liza Tzepnick


    Interview Summary
    Liza Chapnik, born in Grodno (Hrodna), Belarus, in 1922, describes her religious family; finishing school in 1941; leaving Grodno with her brother and sister, heading to Direchina (possibly Dziarechyn), Belarus, where they satyed with relatives for a few months; going to Slonim, Belarus, in August 1941 and returning to Direchina; returning to Grodno and hiding with her family; the deportation of her family members; members of the underground organization in Grodno making her an identity card with the Polish name Bpozovskaja Marisha; working as a member of the underground organization and moving to Bialystok, Poland; her task of finding a few secret apartments in Bialystok that would be good for her and other members of the underground organization; working with her friends to deliver weapons for people involved in the uprising in Bialystok; delivering secret information about places that were mined by the Germans during occupation; Bialystok and Grodno being freed in July 1944; going to Moscow, Russia in 1945; and living in Israel since 1944.
    Liza Chapnik
    interview:  1993 September 10
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Chapnik, Liza, 1922-
    Corporate Name
    Red Army (Soviet Union)

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Liza Chapnik in Israel on September 10, 1993, 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 February 1995.
    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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