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Oral history interview with Ya'akov Geler

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.243 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0243

Ya'akov Geler, born in 1924, in Kletsk, Belarus, discusses his family life; life under the Russians between 1939 and 1941; German entrance; activities of the Judenrat; creation of the ghetto; knowledge of groups in the forest; health services in the ghetto and the Jewish police; mass killings in the ghetto; escaping to the forest; life in Baranowice, Poland (Baranavichy, Belarus); escaping to the forest; joining the partisans in the forest in 1942 and the Polish leader Pogachov; his recruitment into the Russian Army; attack on and destruction of Berlin, Germany; his discharge from the army in 1946; his mother's survival; traveling to Łódź, Poland, where he joined the 'Ichud' party in an attempt to go to Palestine; being detained on Cyprus; arriving in Israel in 1949; and adjustment to life in Israel.

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Ya'akov Geler
interview:  1995 June 08
5 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:28:59
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