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Oral history interview with Kopel Kolpanitzki

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.250 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0250

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

Kopel Kolpanitzki, born in 1926 in Lakhva, Belarus, discusses his childhood years; living in Sinkevichy during his youth; belonging to several youth movements; war breaking out between Germany and Russia; the German entrance into Lakhva; the establishment of the Judenrat; the passage of anti-Jewish legislation; the establishment of the Lakhva ghetto in the winter of 1941-1942; traveling eastward in an attempt to join the partisans; his sabotage activities as a partisan; meeting up with the Red Army in the forest in 1944; his partisan unit, the general Kopak unit; becoming part of the Red Army; correspondence from father; deserting his unit; traveling from Katowice, Poland to Bratislava, Slovakia, Vienna, Austria, Windsheim, Germany, and Paris, France; his immigration to Israel; being interned on Cyprus; and adaptation to life in Israel.

Interviewee
Kopel Kolpanitzky
Date
1995 March 30  (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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