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Oral history interview with Moshe ben Ozer

Oral History | Accession Number: 1995.A.1272.318 | RG Number: RG-50.120.0318

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

Moshe ben-Ozer, born in 1931 in Semeliskes, Lithuania, describes his father’s work as a merchant; being the second youngest of seven siblings; his family moving to Slobodka, Kaunas, Lithuania; the ghetto being established in their neighborhood; his bar-Mitzvah in the ghetto; hiding during Actions; the ghetto’s liquidation; his entire family leaving together on a train; the women on the train being taken off at Stutthof and the men continuing to Landsberg; being taken by truck to Dachau, where they stayed for one week; their evacuation to Auschwitz-Birkenau by train; his liberation on April 11, 1945 and being gathered with all of the other youth to be fed; finding his father and a sister after the war; staying in Foehrenwald until 1948; joining the Betar movement; joining the underground military movement, the Etzel, and taking an active part in obtaining weapons in Germany; and undergoing military training to prepare for his immigration to Israel in June 1948.

Interviewee
Moshe ben Ozer
Date
1996 December 26  (interview)
Language
Hebrew
Extent
3 videocassettes (U-Matic) : sound, color ; 3/4 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, courtesy of the Jeff and Toby Herr Foundation
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