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Oral history interview with Shlomo Kenet

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.219 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0219

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

Shlomo Kenet (né Kanterowitz), born in Vilna, Poland (Vilnius, Lithuania) in 1921, discusses his childhood years; attending hachsharah (agricultural preparatory school) in Kalisz, Poland; traveling to Lódz, Poland; going to Warsaw, Poland; returning to Vilna, where he resided for two years; maintaining contact with the underground youth movement headed by Abba Kovner; life with the youth group under Soviet rule; entrance of the Germans into Vilna; establishment of the Vilna ghetto; the Judenrat and Yosef Glazman; the members of the Hashomer Hatzair group, including Chaika Grossman, Rushka Korczak, and Vitka Kempner; rumors about Ponar; establishment of the FPO (United Partisans Organization) within the ghetto; his involvement with resistance activities; underground activities in the Narocz forest; joining the revenge group; going to Budapest, Hungary at the end of the war; being sent to Graz, Austria to help groups escape to the Italian border; hearing about the Revenge group (Nakam) and providing logistical support to the group; his travels from Paris to Lyon to Marseille; and later immigration to Israel.

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