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Oral history interview with Gad Rozenblat

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.257 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0257

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Gad Rozenblat (also Rosenblatt), born on May 15, 1919 in Ignatovka, Ukraine, discusses his family life; Jewish organizations in town; studing in a cheder and in a Polish school; studying at a yeshiva for four years in Lutsk, Ukraine; returning to Ignatovka in 1935; becoming active in Beitar; working as a teacher in a neighboring village; life in Ignatovka, including the community, the emigration of families, and the newspapers he read; the Russian occupation; the war coming to the Ukraine in 1941; the retreat of the Russian Army; the organization of the Judenrat and Jewish police; being sent to a work camp; Jews being ordered to assemble and taken to the ghetto in Sofiovka, Ukraine; becoming part of a Russian partisan group; sabotaging train stations; joining the ninth division of the Kulpak partisan group (Kovpak brigade); traveling to Buczacz, Ukraine, Lachowice, Ukraine, (January 1943) Volyn, Ukraine, Sofiovka, Ukraine, Bragin, Belarus, Delatin, Ukraine, and the Carpats; being wounded in battle in January 1944 and being taken by carriage to Lódz, Poland; being taken by train to a military hospital in Kiev, Ukraine; being taken to a partisan hospital; writing book about the organization of partisan groups; getting married at the end of 1944 and going to Lublin, Poland; meetings with the poet Yitzhak Katzenelson; his thoughts on Abba Kovner and the revenge group; helping to organize groups for aliya to Israel; his immigration to Israel in September 1945; and coping with his war experiences.

Interviewee
Gad Rozenblat
Date
1994 February 24  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
3 videocassettes (VHS) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
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