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Oral history interview with Moshe Keini

Oral History | Digitized | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.193 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0193

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    Oral history interview with Moshe Keini


    Interview Summary
    Moshe Keini (né Max Kchechover-Cohen), born in Cologne, Germany, discusses traveling to Holland after Kristallnacht; life in children's home near Rotterdam, Holland; the Nazi occupation of Holland in May 1940; being moved in September 1940 to Loodsrecht, Holland, to another children's home; anti-Jewish laws in Holland; changing hiding places thirteen times in one year; his imprisonment in Antwerp, Belgium; hiding out in a village near Utrecht, Holland; crossing into Belgium with the assistance of Yop Westerwel; the workings of the Westerwel group and their leadership; travel to the south of France and Paris; travel to Bordeaux, France, with forged German transit papers; being sent to Toulouse, France, where he joined the Jewish chapter of the resistance; crossing into Spain in April 1944; life in Barcelona, Spain, for five months; and traveling to Haifa, Israel, on a small Portugese boat called the "Guinee" via Cadiz, Spain, in November 1944.
    Moshe Keini
    interview:  1994 June 16
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection

    Physical Details

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

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    Personal Name
    Keini, Moshe.

    Administrative Notes

    Nathan Beyrak conducted the interview with Moshe Keini in Israel on June 16, 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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