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Oral history interview with Ya'akov Lomas

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.208 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0208

Ya'akov Lomas, born in 1929 in Kovno (Kaunas), Lithuania, discusses his family and life before the war; the Jewish community in Kovno; the Russian entrance into Kovno in 1940-1941; Russian departure and German entrance into Kovno; the liquidation of Seta, Lithuania; moving into the Kovno ghetto; activities of the Judenrat and Jewish police in the Kovno ghetto; fear of and actions within the Kovno ghetto; the 9th Fort liquidation; hiding with his family during an action; the train ride to Dachau to camp number 1; the train stopping at Schtuthof, where women and children were taken out of train; toilet and water problems during the trip; life in the camp; he and his father working in the Moll construction site and his father’s death; receiving packages from the Red Cross; being marched out of the camp; his liberation experience; contacting his uncles in England and the USA with the help of a Jewish American soldier (Ben Marx); life in displaced persons camps near Landsberg; leaving for England in 1946 via France; and immigrating to Israel in 1958.

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Ya'akov Lomas
interview:  1995 April 23
15 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:28:52
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