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Oral history interview with Israel Beresritzki

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.210 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0210

Some video files begin with 10-60 seconds of color bars.

Israel Beresritzki, born in Lódz, Poland, on May 15, 1925, discusses his childhood before the war; the German entrance into Lódz; anti-Jewish legislation; going to Malch (possibly Malech, Belarus) to live with his grandmother; the arrival of Germans in Malch in October 1941 and the shooting of Jews in the cemetery; escaping Malch; his family fleeing to Bereza (Byaroza); the ghetto in Bereza; traveling to Pruzany; life in the Pruzany ghetto; searching for and joining the partisans; his activities with the partisans; meeting up with the Russian army in July 1944; joining the Russian Army; arriving in Breslau, Germany in April 1945; arriving in Berlin, Germany on May 3, 1945; being captured by Smersh investigators and escaping; being in jail for two and a half years; his work in mining; traveling to Boronovichy; meeting his wife, Miriam; traveling to Vienna, Austria and Italy; and immigrating to Haifa, Israel in 1957.

Interviewee
Israel Beresritzki
Date
1995 March 31  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
14 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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