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Oral history interview with Rachel Gliksman

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

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.

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Gliksman, Rachel
interview:  1994 June 02
9 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-06-24 20:19:10
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