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Oral history interview with Genia Gelbershtat

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.234 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0234

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

Genia Gelbershtat (Repski), born in 1925 in Lakhva, Belarus, describes her Orthodox family; attending a Polish school and not experiencing antisemitism; the Russian entrance; arrival of the German army; going into the Lakhva ghetto; refusing to escape so others wouldn't suffer retributions; the burning of the ghetto and being wounded as she escaped; difficulties remembering how she arrived in a partisan family camp located in a village; scouting areas before partisan attacks; various partisan activities; being sent to a base camp and working in a kitchen; the liberation of Slutsk, Belarus; her release and locating her sister in Lakhva, Belarus; traveling with her sister to displaced persons camp Fohrenwald; joining a kibbutz of partisans; her immigration to Israel; and adjustment to life in Israel.

Interviewee
Genia Gelbershtat
Date
1995 May 02  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
2 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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