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Oral history interview with Moshe Keini

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

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.

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Keini, Moshe
interview:  1994 June 16
10 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 19:51:38
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