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Oral history interview with Tzvi Isers

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.258 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0258

Tzvi Isers, born in 1923 in the town of Lenin, Belarus, discusses his childhood years and family life; being two years old when his father was murdered by Russian bandits; his love of learning and studying in a synagogue and Polish schools; being in the pioneer youth movement; his sister immigrating to Palestine in 1931; joining the Komsomol youth movement; life under Soviet rule; German rule; being taken away for forced labor; anti-Jewish edicts; becoming a member of a small resistance group of ten to twelve men in a camp of approximately 600 men; hearing about the mass murder of Jews in Lenin in August 1942; joining partisans comprised of Russian prisoners; the sabotage of German trains heading east to the Russian fronts; arriving in liberated territories; becoming part of the Red Army; being chosen as part of special forces unit in the Red Army; becoming involved in different military operations near the Baltic Sea in the fall of 1944; being wounded during combat; his hospitalization until April 1945; traveling to Moscow, Russia; going to Minsk, Belarus; enrolling in Minsk law school; his marriage; and post-war friendships established with former partisans.

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Tzvi Isers
interview:  1995 November 16
4 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2020-03-26 09:29:03
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