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Oral history interview with Mira Warbin

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.165 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0165

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    Oral history interview with Mira Warbin


    Interview Summary
    Mira Warbin, born in Vilna, Lithuania, on October 25, 1919, discusses her family life; pre-war antisemitism; going to Częstochowa, Poland to the Hachshara to undergo agricultural training in 1938; war breaking out between Germany and Poland on September 1, 1939; how her father was taken to Ponary, Lithuania and murdered; the establishment of the Vilna ghetto; her work in an experimental agricultural school; the fates of her mother and sister; an encounter with Rushka Korczak; her thoughts about Jacob Gens; meeting Abba Kovner while in the underground; Narocz forest partisans, the Rudnicki underground; antisemitism among partisan groups; arriving in Kazan, Russia; a camp in Kazan, Russia; the liberation of concentration camps; activities with the avengers group; traveling to Romania, Italy, Germany, and France; and immigrating to Israel.
    Mira Warbin
    interview:  1993 March 28
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Mira Warbin in Israel on March 28, 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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