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Oral history interview with Avraham Tory

Oral History | RG Number: RG-50.030.0234

Avraham Tory, born on December 10, 1909 in Lazdijai, Lithuania, describes his family; attending the First Zionist World Congress in Geneva, Switzerland; returning to Lithuania in 1939; the Soviet occupation of Lithuania and being arrested because he was a member of the Zionist Central Committee in Lithuania; being forced into the Kaunas ghetto in 1941 and witnessing the murder of thousands of Jewish people by Lithuanian partisans and Germans; working in the Jewish community of the Kaunas ghetto and becoming part of the Zionist underground leadership; serving as the Secretary of the Jewish Committee In May 1942 and helping to contact partisan groups in the forests of Vilnius, Lithuania; escaping from the ghetto in February 1944 and hiding in a farm with the help of a priest; his liberation by Soviet troops; returning to Kaunas and discovering that his wife, Pnina, had hidden his diary in the ghetto before she had left Kaunas; immigrating to Palestine after the war; and publishing “Surviving the Holocaust.”

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Avraham Tory
Linda G. Kuzmack
interview:  1991 September 27
Oral histories.
8 videocasettes (Betacam SP) : sound, color ; 1/2 in..
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
Record last modified: 2021-02-16 15:51:35
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