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Oral history interview with Liza Tzepnick

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

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

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.

Interviewee
Liza Chapnik
Date
1993 September 10  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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