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Oral history interview with Rachel Gliksman

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.189 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0189

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    Oral history interview with Rachel Gliksman


    Interview Summary
    Rachel Gliksman (née Halperin), born in May 1924 in Vilna (Vilnius) Lithuania, discusses her family life; attending Tarbut school and belonging to the youth group 'Bnai Yehuda'; Jewish life in Vilnius; the Germans entering Vilna; being moved to the Vilna ghetto; becoming a member of the underground; liquidation of the small and large ghettos; Abba Kovner's plan to lead members of the underground through the sewers to the forest; being caught during her escape and witnessing the hangings in the ghetto; being sent to Kaiserwald; working in an AEG factory; being transported by boat to Stutthof and the horrible conditions there; being transported to a work camp in Torum (Torun, Poland) to work in a factory for communication equipment; being liberated in January 1945; trying to return to Vilnius and the repatriation trains that moved from country to country; going to Warsaw, Poland and Bucharest, Romania where there were organized Jewish communities; immigrating to Israel and being interned in Atlit; joining Abba Kovner's revenge group and went to Europe to help people leave; and immigrating to Israel.
    Rachel Gliksman
    interview:  1994 June 02
    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 Rachel Gliksman in Israel on June 2, 1994. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Archives received the tapes of the interview on March 1, 1995, as an accretion to the original collection of Israel Documentation Project interviews received by transfer 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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